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The resignation of Mark V. Hurd last week from his seemingly secure post as chief executive of Hewlett-Packard has got to be one of the great head-scratchers in recent times.
Stories about Mr. Hurd lavished praise on his no-nonsense style. H.P. under Mr. Hurd has “become the benchmark for efficiency in an industry known more for its whiz-bang appeal than its operational excellence,” wrote Adam Lashinsky of Fortune in 2009. Four months ago, Forbes put Mr. Hurd on its cover, attributing H.P.’s success to “dramatic cost-cutting” and “a brutalizing culture of accountability.” Even Mr. Hurd’s temporary replacement, the chief financial officer, Cathie Lesjak, who seemed to go out of her way to diss him, said in the press release announcing his resignation that “our ability to execute is irrefutable.” That could never be said during the reign of Queen Carly.
H.P. says its board should be applauded for not letting Mr. Hurd off the hook. But this is just after-the-fact spin. In fact, the directors should be called out for acting like the cowards they are. Mr. Hurd’s supposed peccadilloes were a smoke screen for the real reason they got rid of an executive they didn’t trust and employees didn’t like.The stand-up thing would have been to fire Mr. Hurd on the altogether legitimate grounds that the directors didn’t have faith in his leadership. But of course Wall Street would have had a conniption if the board had taken such a step. So instead, it ginned up a tabloid-ready scandal that only serves to bring shame, once again, on the H.P. board.
to diss (third-person singular simple present disses, present participle dissing, simple past and past participle dissed)
- (US, UK, slang) To put (someone) down, or show disrespect by the use of insulting language or dismissive behaviour.
n., pl., -loes, or -los.
A small sin or fault.
[Spanish pecadillo, diminutive of pecado, sin, and Italian peccadiglio, diminutive of peccato, sin, both from Latin peccātum, from neuter of peccātus.]
A fit of violent emotion, such as anger or panic. Also called conniption fit.
出典:『Wiktionary』 (2010/07/03 23:02 UTC 版)
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名詞head scratcher (複数形 head scratchers)
- A device used to scratch the head.
- (idiomatic) A particularly puzzling or confusing event.
- December 2007, W:Daily News Tribune - Golden Globes nominations a head-scratcher
- July 2002, Fox News - Attorney: Williams' Kids Near Compromise About Father's Remains
scratch one's head
Express puzzlement or perplexity, think hard, as in They scratched their heads over this vexing question, but no one knew the answer. Although literally scratching one's head may simply betoken the fact that it itches, it also may indicate mental mystification or bewilderment. The term's figurative use dates from the first half of the 1900s.
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pooftern. - 男性同性戀者
n. - なよなよした男, ホモ
Definition of perplexverb