POTUS’s In the Cisco House

May 24, 2006 - 0 Comments

SAN JOSE, CA – As you may have read, we hosted U.S. President Bush at Cisco last month. We were honored to have done so. This past week at our internal leadership offsite we were also honored to have former President Clinton as a guest speaker. (as teased in a blog entry last week).President Bush was at Cisco to talk about his Competitiveness Initiative – you can read more about that here.Former President Clinton talked about global interdependence and on the necessity to work with others, partner with others and how a more connected economy is better for us all. More than one Cisco employee who attended both of these sessions are now on a quest to have former Presidents Bush, Carter and Ford come to Cisco so we can complete the “all the living presidents” set.As for President Clinton’s speech: it was thoughtful, it was thought provoking and it was, as he said, written “on the plane ride” out to California. He speaks a lot, of course, in support of issues that he cares about as well as to support his Clinton Global Initiative – which you can read more about here. With all the good works President Carter has done with Habitat for Humanity and the Carter Foundation, many have called him the best former President ever, but after hearing from President Clinton, I have to say that he is going to give President Carter a real run for his money.cropped JJE.JPG(Picture of yours truly, John Earnhardt, with former President Clinton.)

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