I was wrong. Utterly and completely.

I argued with my mom in early August that former HP CEO Mark Hurd would only be unemployed for a year or so. (She thought his career was over.) That he’d do a requisite stint in the wilderness and then get some cushy consulting gig. That’s because, despite being really stupid, Mark Hurd’s a pretty smart business guy.

Turns out that exile didn’t even last a month.

In case you didn’t see the news, Hurd has been hired as Oracle’s newest co-president.

I guess business ethics don’t matter after all. What other conclusion can you draw?

Photo by Hamed Saber (Flickr).