Becoming Hewlett Packard: Why Strategic Leadership Matters

May 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
City: Santa Clara

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Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard invented the model of the Silicon Valley start-up and set in motion a process of corporate becoming that made it possible for HP to transform itself six times over the 77 years since its founding in the face of sweeping technological changes that felled most of its competitors over the years. Today, HP is in the throes of a seventh transformation to secure its continued survival by splitting in two independent companies: HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

This talk will discuss the differential contribution of HP’s successive CEOs in sustaining the company’s
integral process of “corporate becoming,” an open-ended ongoing process for which there is no grand ex ante plan
possible and which unfolds through a series of transformations in the course of the strategic evolution of long-lived companies. A comprehensive strategic leadership framework is used to explain the role of the CEO: (1) defining and executing the key tasks of strategic leadership, and (2) developing four key elements of the company’s strategic leadership capability.

Speaker(s): Dr. Robert A. Burgelman, Edmund W. Littlefield Professor of Management of the Stanford University,


 6:00 PM: Registration & Informal Networking
 6:30 PM: Introduction, News, & Chapter Election Update
 6:45 PM: Guided Networking
 7:00 PM: Dinner
 7:30 PM: After Dinner Presentation
 8:45 PM: Adjourn

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