All The Official Ways Mark Hurd Appears to Have Failed HP

The Journal makes a little joke today! In the opening of a story on the day’s biggest sex scandal, it pulls a choice quote from HP’s Our Standards of Business Conduct: Building Trust Together, a 20-page document available online: “Before I make a decision, I consider how it would look in a news story.” The Journal quips that Mr. Hurd (see some shots of him here to get acquainted), “would appear to have failed that test.”

But the news-story test is not the only one that Mr. Hurd apparently failed.

Here are others:

  • “Encourage a harassment-free work environment.”
  • “Uphold your responsibility to protect HP financial assets.”
  • “Create business records that accurately reflect the truth of the underlying transaction or event.”
  • “Make decisions in the best interest of HP.”
  • “Provide and accept gifts, favors, and entertainment only if they are reasonable complements to business relationships.”
  • “We work together to create a culture of inclusion built on trust, respect, and dignity for all.”
  • “Treat others the way you and they would like to be treated.”
  • “Do the right thing, regardless of the pressure.”
  • “Protect all HP assets, remembering that our reputation is the easiest asset to lose and the most important to keep.”