Sunday Nov 12 , 2017 Education Event
The HP Ways: Lessons on Strategy and Culture
When Hewlett-Packard split into two companies in late 2015, it was 15 years overdue. But which elements of HP’s corporate culture would the newly separate companies want to keep? HP’s culture, once widely admired, fragmented during the decade and a half of large acquisitions and acrimonious leadership changes prior to the 2015 split.
The interplay between HP’s culture and strategy had a vital role in HP’s successes and failures. Research in the new book, Becoming Hewlett Packard: Why Strategic Leadership Matters, by Robert A. Burgelman, Webb McKinney, and Philip E. Meza, shows the crucial ways that corporate culture impacted each CEO’s ability to execute on strategy, and how strategy and corporate structure, in turn, influenced HP’s culture.READ MORE
”Women in Computing” Tours Offered Every Friday in March for Women's History Month
In honor of Women's History Month, we're offering our “Women in Computing” tour every Friday in March. Our “Women in Computing” tour features nine remarkable who have played a crucial role in computer history, from programming and engineering to marketing and business.
Computing in Your Pocket: The Prehistory of the iPhone in Silicon Valley
On Thursday, March 2, four pioneering Silicon Valley technologists shared the CHM stage to explore the prehistory of the iPhone. The evening featured Apple Newton lead Steve Capps, Handspring cofounder Donna Dubinsky, GO Corp. founder Jerry Kaplan, and General Magic cofounder Marc Porat. The evening was moderated by John Markoff, a Museum staff historian.
Visit New Exhibition Make Software: Change the World!
Fly through World of Warcraft’s fantastic world of Azeroth, learn Photoshop from the pros, try your hand at coding, and speed-text your way to victory in Make Software: Change the World! Plan your visit now, or explore the exhibition online.
NeXT: Steve Jobs’ dot.com IPO that Never Happened
February 7, 2017, marked the 20th anniversary of the formal completion of Apple Computer’s acquisition of NeXT Software Inc. Had Steve Jobs’ first company not bought his second, history likely would have been very different. Apple might not exist today. No iPhone. But what could have happened to NeXT?