"I received no preconditions in accepting the job," Hurd said. He
officially takes up the post Friday after two years as chief executive
"I see a company that is fundamentally strong," Hurd said. "But it’s clear the company is not performing to its potential."
News.com has a fairly extensive review of Hurd’s appointment. Some interesting tidbits include his pay package ($2 million signing bonus and a $1.4 million salary for taking the helm) and his reputation as a turnaround artist.