Archive for February 10th, 2005

10
Feb
05

Ummmmm……..wow

From Yahoo Sports:

A sellout crowd — the first at Bramlage Coliseum since Kansas was here in 2003 — carried anti-Kansas signs and put up a roar through most of the game. Someone even managed to throw a live chicken under the Kansas bench shortly before tipoff.

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10
Feb
05

Allen Fieldhouse turns 50

Historic Allen Fieldhouse — named in honor the late Dr. F.C. “Phog” Allen, the Jayhawks’ head coach for 39 years — turns 50 this season. Coach Allen was mentored by the inventor of the game — Dr. James Naismith. Not that I am biased but this is THE venue for watching college basketball. Expect me to be on a basketball high over the next six weeks.

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10
Feb
05

The curse

Once again, any attempt on my part to predict the successes of a basketball team spell doom. Case-in-point was last night’s drumming of the Cards at home to Memphis. All I can say is that I am sorry RObert and rest assured you team’s dismal performance can be traced back to yours truly. I am sure I projected Texas as a conference contender within hours of Tucker becoming ineligible. It only goes to show I know nothing, zero, zip about this game.

10
Feb
05

ROAR

Good point…..we should always use Kenneth Lay as the measuring stick.

From reports I have read — and they are cropping up everywhere — the mid-evil history major created a tenuous environment on her watch. Reorgs were the norm and the corporate mission was a moving target. Some exerts from News.com’s Michael Kanellos:

HP ran on a rigid hierarchy. Competitive battles were won through financial heft and strength, and a lot of energy was dedicated toward internal company battles.

Months before the merger was announced, HP executives said buying a PC maker wasn’t a good idea. When the Compaq deal was unveiled, HP said Compaq really wasn’t a PC maker, though half of the company’s revenue came from PC servers and desktops.

When HP passed Dell in PCs because of the merger, HP trumpeted that it had brought competitiveness back to the marketplace. When Dell surpassed HP and the gap grew, HP claimed that it wasn’t really interested in being No. 1 in PCs, anyway. The margins were too low.

HP would have a terrible quarter, missing earnings because of a shortfall in one division or another. Fiorina would then vow that heads would roll. Some executives–voluntarily and involuntarily

And here is my favorite:

I (Kanellos) obtained an insight into Fiorina’s management style on the November 2002 day former Compaq CEO Michael Capellas resigned. We all sat at a small, circular table. We asked Capellas why he resigned. “I can answer that,” she said, speaking for him.

And here is another article that discusses HP discussed splitting up four times on her watch — that is amazing…..

This is the kind of leader I would follow. R-O-A-R…….




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