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The HP Way | Notes & Reflections


David Packard. The HP Way: How Bill Hewlett and I Built Our Company. HarperCollins, 1995. (222 pages)


“viruous cycle” vs. the “cycle of profit/stock.” (xv)

Therein we find the hidden DNA of the HP Way: the genius of the And. (xvi)

Any great social enterprise exemplifies a duality of continuity and change. On the one hand, it is guided by a set of core values and fundamental purpose that change little over time, while on the other hand, it stimulates progress–change, improvement, innovation, renewal–in all that is not part of the core guiding philosophy. (xvi)

Speech by DAVE PACKARD to HP Managers

The individual works, partly to make money, of course, but we should also realize that the individual who is doing a worthwhile job is working because he feels he is accomplishing something worthwhile. (xvii)

We must realize that supervision is not a…

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