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Flummoxed IT giant Hewlett-Packard has hired executive search firm Spencer Stuart to help it quickly and quietly find a new chief executive officer, after Mark Hurd resigned amid a sex and expense reporting scandal on 6 August. The headhunting firm was established in 1956 and is a privately held partnership with expertise in …


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  1. Anonymous Coward


    that title scared the crap out of me... Firing a butcher to hire a headhunter?!

    Anon because I shouldn't be here

  2. kain preacher

    its a short list for CEO

    Valid the impaler



    genghis Khan

    G.W. Bush

    1. Marvin the Martian

      Valid the impaler?

      Or maybe his sickly looking cousin, Invalid the paler?

    2. Trevor_Pott Gold badge


      Well, if Carly doesn't win the election, I'm sure she'll be looking for a gig...


  3. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    From what I "Hurd" they already had a CEO "Head Hunter"

    ouch that was funny

    Paris...why? because she would never had gotten him fired

  4. RJ

    Valid the Impaler?

    Pfft, he was his cousin "Invalid the Impaler" was a real "#$%

    Mind you, after Carly (Government, hahahaha) they couldn't really do any worse could they.

  5. Shingo Tamai

    Not even the basics

    VLAD the impaler, also known as Dracula.

  6. kain preacher

    @Shingo Tamai

    When I said Dracula , I was referring to the mythical vampire as opposed to the Vlad the real person . There is a reason why I listed Vlad the impaler separate from Dracula .But hey don't let that get in the way of you being a pendant.

    Trevor maybe we can send Carly to work for phorm.

    1. Shingo Tamai
      Paris Hilton

      @kain preacher

      Still the real person was called VLAD, not Valid, Vilad, Vladi, Ganesh or James. <This is humour btw.

      Paris because she likes to be impaled by her friends herself.

  7. Shingo Tamai

    @kain preacher

    Oh, and by the way it's PEDANT, not pendant.

    See how many things you can learn on "the internet" ?

  8. Anonymous Coward

    Leaders Need Not Apply

    Major corporation with an executive board that thinks it's got everything sewn seeks figurehead with dynamic appearance and good camera presence to reassure Wall Street, pundits and punters while keeping their fingers out of the works. Applicants must test free of all substances associated with decisiveness and vision.

    No knowledge or understanding of business controls, procedure, or accounting practices desired. Applicant will be required to STFU and do what they're told by executive level beancounters, privacy-invading nazis, empire-builders, and other such reprobates.

    This is a temporary full-time position, projected to last for 9 mos. to 2 years.

    Benefits include sackloads of money, the opportunity to play "Rock Star" at conferences, and the ability to channel Marcus Welby, M.D. in financial conference calls until such time as they fall into disfavour with the current ruling faction within the board.

    Experience as part of a dysfunctional, abusive family a plus.

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