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CEO for H-P's PC Division: You Can't Stop Innovating

On a rainy day in Cupertino, Calif., Todd Bradley picks through products that his division at Hewlett-Packard has recently introduced. There's a sleek laptop called the Voodoo Envy for hard-core gamers, a tiny pink-and-red computer created with fashion designer Vivienne Tam, and the industry's first touchscreen notebook. Impressive offerings perhaps, but Bradley looks more pained than pleased. "All I see when I look at these things is that our cost [of production] is never low enough and our customer service is never good enough," he says.
The head of HP's personal-computer division has helped the company become the top PC maker in the world and has fattened profits at the same time. But he can't stop worrying about what could go wrong, from competitive threats to the global economy's meltdown. "We'll never be done," Bradley says.
Source: Business Week

On a rainy day in Cupertino, Calif., Todd Bradley picks through products that his division at Hewlett-Packard has recently introduced. There's a sleek laptop called the Voodoo Envy for hard-core gamers, a tiny pink-and-red computer created with fashion designer Vivienne Tam, and the industry's first touchscreen notebook. Impressive offerings perhaps, but Bradley looks more pained than pleased. "All I see when I look at these things is that our cost [of production] is never low enough and our customer service is never good enough," he says.
The head of HP's personal-computer division has helped the company become the top PC maker in the world and has fattened profits at the same time. But he can't stop worrying about what could go wrong, from competitive threats to the global economy's meltdown. "We'll never be done," Bradley says.
Source: Business Week