5 Tech Leaders Who Are Not All That

5 Tech Leaders Who Are Not All That


3. Carly Fiorina:

The failed Republican presidential candidate ran tech giant HP before her foray into politics. Her failures at HP are regarded by some as to why Fiorina may have failed at her shot for the presidency. Politico’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld wrote that Fiorina, “Was one of the worst technology CEOs in history.”

During her tenure at HP, the company lost half its value. While other tech companies were moving away from hardware, Fiorina made the pricey misstep of purchasing a failing Compaq for $25 million.

HP’s stock dropped 55% and 30,000 employees were laid off due to Fiorina’s Compaq deal. Eventually, HP’s board fired her, as did the American voting constituency.