By: Leslie Shedd, CARLY for America National Press Secretary
November 27, 2015
As Americans across the country head out the door to start their Christmas shopping, there is an interesting Christmas-related fact identified by Economist Thomas Friedman in his book The World Is Flat that gives you an idea of just how massive HP was when Carly Fiorina was the CEO.
Economist Thomas Friedman in 2004: “Just one company, Hewlett-Packard, will sell four hundred thousand computers through the four thousand Wal-Mart stores worldwide in one day during the Christmas season, which will require HP to adjust its supply chain, to make sure that all of its standards interface with Wal-Mart’s, so that these computers flow smoothly into the Wal-Mart river, into the Wal-Mart streams, into the Wal-Mart stores.” (emphasis added)
It’s no wonder that revenues under Carly’s leadership at HP almost doubled to more than $80 billion and that growth more than quadrupled to 6.5 percent. Carly understands the importance of how to recognize and then act strategically to meet the needs of customers – whether those customers are individuals wishing to purchase a computer or a veteran who is trying to get the medical attention he or she deserves.