David Packard
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"David Packard" was a co-founder, with William Redington Hewlett/William Hewlett, of Hewlett-Packard (1939), serving as president (1947–1964), CEO (1964–1968), and Chairman of the Board (1964–1968, 1972–1993). He served as United States Deputy Secretary of Defense/U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense from 1969–1971 during the Richard Nixon/Nixon administration. Packard served as President of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) from 1976 to 1981. He was also chairman of the Board of Regents from 1973 to 1982. Packard was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1988 and is noted for many technological innovations and philanthropic endeavors.

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Marketing is too important to be left to the marketing department.

To remain static is to lose ground.

Why are we here? I think many people assume, wrongly, that a company exists solely to make money. Money is an important part of a company's existence, if the company is any good. But a result is not a cause. We have to go deeper and find the real reason for our being.

You appear to have a good project... we wish you well in this endeavor.

Lew was such a straightforward and honest guy. The employees loved him.

I could disagree with Lew but I never started a public campaign against him, ... He was such a decent person.

I am perfectly aware that HP has never guaranteed absolute tenure status to its employees; but I also know that Bill and Dave never developed a premeditated business strategy that treated HP employees as expendable.