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BusinessWeek with Cisco CEO John Chambers: “Smart Management for Tough Times”

March 17, 2009 - 2 Comments

Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers talks with BusinessWeek about how he innovates and how that leads to changes at the company. BusinessWeek Management Editor Jena McGregor cites Chambers in writing the introductory essay to this week’s cover story “Game Changing Ideas For Business.” Her full essay is here, “Smart Management for Tough Times: Breakthrough management ideas for a world in which the game will never be the same.” She quotes Chambers as saying: “Without exception, all of my biggest mistakes occurred because I moved too slowly.”This comes from Peter Burrows, BusinessWeek senior writer, interview with Chambers: “At Cisco, ‘Downturn’ Screams Long-Term Opportunity“In the following video and Q&A with Burrows, Chambers explains “how he’s building network share while moving into such new markets as health care and security and surveillance.”

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  1. John is a very smart guy and someone whom I admire and try to think like in my business. Thank you for this even though it's old now.

  2. Wow this was a good video thanks. Is it on the BusinessWeek site as well?