Former HP CEO Lew Platt died last Thursday.
I met him once, almost fifteen years ago – as an HP client wanting to learn more about HP’s leadership. We had lunch. It was one of those rare lunches you remember, savor – like with an old friend. We talked about a lot of stuff, family, work, life. One of the best business lunches I’ve ever had. The HP Way, I guess.
More recently, I’ve seen Lew a few times in the past few years across the tables at Cafe Borrone in Menlo Park. Hard to believe he’s now gone – such a good and decent man.