the need for better "hands-on" management and also implied the problem at HP was one of execution rather than strategy. But I disagree.
Hewlett-Packard needs to do a lot, both strategically and tactically, to move from being a mediocre company to an industry leader. The company is spread too thin -- trying to be all things to all people -- and competing in too many diverse segments without effectively leveraging potential synergies. A more cohesive, selectively focused strategy could better leverage HP's resources and deliver more robust results.