Michael Dell Cynics
Michael Dell's plan is facing the harshest criticism from Icahn who says his offer undervalues Dell's stock and cheats investors of reaping potential financial rewards should the company make a comeback. Icahn also points to Michael Dell's recent track record running Dell. He argues the company's woes can be tied to Michael Dell's performance as CEO and said it's time to oust him and bring in stronger more seasoned management.
Icahn and Southeastern reportedly have a short list of CEO replacements that include Oracle President Mark Hurd (pictured) and Hewlett-Packard's PC chief Todd Bradley. Icahn and Southeastern also say they will replace Dell's board with members that work for them.