The CEO always wins
Don't shed any tears for poor Leo Apotheker . Like his predecessor, former CEO Mark Turd, he was handsomely rewarded with a fabulous severance package when he was fired. HP had been one disaster after another since the days when Carly Fiorina became CEO. Each subsequent CEO had also failed the shareholders and employees while walking away with millions after being fired. This is the sad state of affairs in US corporations these days. There is no downside for a CEO to fail.