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AUGUST 8, 2010, 7:18 P.M. ET

The marketing contractor linked to former Hewlett-Packard Co. Chief Executive Mark Hurd is Jodie Fisher, an actress who most recently appeared in the reality TV show “Age of Love.” 

In a statement Sunday released by her attorney, Gloria Allred, Ms. Fisher said she was “saddened” that Mr. Hurd lost his job as H-P CEO.

“I was surprised and saddened that Mark Hurd lost his job over this,” said Ms. Fisher in her statement. “That was never my intention.”

On Friday, Mr. Hurd suddenly resigned as CEO of H-P following allegations from Ms. Fisher that he had sexually harassed her while she worked as a H-P marketing contractor between late 2007 and late 2009. While H-P’s board found Mr. Hurd didn’t violate the company’s policy regarding sexual-harassment, they said he submitted inaccurate expense reports that were intended to conceal what the company said was a “close personal relationship” with the then-unidentified woman.

In her statement, Ms. Fisher said she and Mr. Hurd didn’t have an affair or a sexual relationship. She added that she had resolved her claims with Mr. Hurd privately, without litigation, and that she wished “Mark, his family and H-P the best.”

Ms. Fisher’s identity was reported by the San Jose Mercury News.

from:  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704268004575417910640608450.html?mod=googlenews_wsj


using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z


A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9


Jodie Fisher

1       6


her primary challenge = JF = 16 = Surprises.  Shocks.  Instantaneous.  Sudden.  Astonishment.  Astounding.  Amazing.  Amazement.  Speechless.  Revelation.   Unpredictable.  Embarrassment. 


Jodie Fisher was born on July 17th, 1960 according to http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0167546/

July 17th

7 + 17 +2+0+1+0 = 27 = her personal year (from July 17th, 2010 to July 16th, 2011) = Acting out of character.

27 year + 7 (July) = 34 = her personal month (from July 17th, 2010 to August 16th, 2010) = Hotness.  Things happen really quickly.  Jealousy.

34 month + 8 (8th of the month on Sunday August 8th, 2010) = 42 = her personal day.  Sex.  Promsicuity.

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AUGUST 6, 2010, 6:53 P.M. ET

Mark Hurd‘s tenure as chief executive of Hewlett-Packard Co., which saw the company ascend from a middling computer manufacturer to a top-tier hardware and services provider, was bookended by controversy over unethical conduct.

H-P said late Friday that Mr. Hurd resigned as chairman and CEO in the wake of a sexual-harassment investigation that uncovered ethics problems.

The sudden departure marks an ugly end to a successful reign over H-P. Amid a company scandal, Mr. Hurd took the reins and completed predecessor Carly Fiorina‘s vision for the company, while moving into the more profitable services business.

In the last few years, his ambitions grew to transform H-P into a one-stop shop for business technology products and services, from computers to servers to the underlying network equipment that would tie them all together. Investors, meanwhile, had reason to be happy; shares and earnings more than doubled under his watch.

Mr. Hurd took over as CEO in March 2005, succeeding chief financial officer and interim CEO Robert Wayman. Mr. Wayman held the position briefly after the board had forced Ms. Fiorina to step down.

His arrival wasn’t without controversy. The following year, H-P was embroiled in a scandal when it became public that the company had hired security experts to investigate board members and several journalists.

Mr. Hurd was complicit in the program, according to Anthony Bianco, author of the H-P profile, “The Big Lie.” He said Mr. Hurd’s participation calls into question “the moral character of one of America’s most celebrated corporate leaders.”

Ms. Fiorina had the right idea combining H-P with Compaq, but couldn’t execute. Mr. Hurd, known as an operational-focused executive, was brought in to complete the vision while cutting costs and jobs.

“He struck me as a man who always had a stack of spreadsheets in front of him,” Gartner analyst Martin Reynolds said. “He’d sit in meetings like that and have a pile of data he’d dig through.”

Mr. Hurd tapped Todd Bradley to run the computer business, and helped push the company’s market share past Dell Inc. for the first time. H-P remains the world’s largest computer maker.

But Mr. Hurd’s biggest career milestone remains the $14 billion acquisition of IT services provider EDS, which significantly transformed the company to focus on a faster-growing and more profitable services business. Critics, however, believe Mr. Hurd was slow in moving toward that direction, and merely followed International Business Machines Corp.’s lead.

“Mark Hurd has always been reactive,” said Trip Chowdhry, an analyst at Global Equities Research. “He lacks vision.”

More recently, the company has strived to expand into multiple areas of technology. Earlier this year, it completed the acquisition of networking-equipment provider 3Com Corp., further pitting it against Cisco Systems Inc., which has made its own move to be a complete IT provider.

Last month, the company closed its purchase of Palm Inc., which moves it into the mobile devices business.

Some believe that Mr. Hurd’s move to take the role of chairman in 2006, which consolidated his power and eliminated board oversight on his action, likely set the foundation for his recent actions.

“That’s probably a good chunk of why this breach occurred,” said Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group.

from:  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703309704575413863250301470.html#


Mark Hurd was born on January 1st, 1957 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Hurd

January 1st

1 + 1 +2+0+1+0 = 5 = his personal year for 2010

5 year + 8 (August) = 13 = his personal month for August = Major changes.  Things change.  Out with the old and in with the new.

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