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VIDEO: Cisco Chairman Emeritus Morgridge on Cisco@25 and Giving Back

- January 14, 2010 - 21 Comments

As part of our 25th anniversary celebration, former Chairman, President and CEO of Cisco, John Morgridge (now Chairman Emeritus) talks about the early days of Cisco’s culture of giving back…and the inception of Cisco’s Networking Academy Program.  He even attempts to do a bit of an impression with an Irish accent.

The second part of the video is an address to Cisco employees to encourage us to give to global hunger relief where the Cisco Foundation will match employee donations dollar for dollar…and John and Tashia Morgridge’s Tosa Foundation will also match dollar for dollar.  So, through the generosity of Cisco and the Morgridges, your $1 dollar donation actually turns into $3.

And, if you haven’t seen the video of Cisco co-founder Kirk Lougheed speaking about the early days of Cisco, please do…very interesting.

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21 Comments

  1. Happy 25th anniversary! Thats pretty cool

  2. I didn't know Cisco was already 25 years old. What was the first product ever marketed by this company?

  3. Cisco has always been something of an inspiration to me as far as companies go. It's great that they donate so much money and I would really love to work for them someday.

  4. Congratulations! It's quite an accomplishment to celebrate 25 years! We are only up to 17! We would love to help you celebrate by hand delivering our cakes to all your clients and subsidiaries all over the U.S. !!! Best of luck for more good luck in the years to come!

  5. Happy anniversary! You are very generous and your donations change the world to better. Glad to see big company giving back to people.

  6. Happy 25th anniversary! Hope you have many many more years to come!

  7. Congratz... Keep Up the Good workfrom all the team at Netaneers"

  8. It's really good to learn from John Morgridge how CISCOs early days were.As a global player CISCO could in fact spread issues around the world to bring it to the attention of a wide audience.I like CISCOs culture of giving back and the engagement in the heathcare sytem and the educational system.Keep up the important work and keep on giving back the next 25 years.

  9. Happy 25th anniversary Cisco!All the best for the next 25 years! You’re always inspiration for me!Thank's

  10. Well done and keep up the great work! Happy 25th anniversary! All the best for the 2010!

  11. Donation from $1 to $3 will help more and more people. Great done! And happy 25th anniversary!

  12. Happy 25th anniversary Cisco. I have been using your products for 5 of those years and they keep us running. Good luck on the next 25.

  13. Very good to know that Cisco rescues the culture of giving back. This is an example of why COMPASSION and righteous doing is more important than any socialist attempt to force this kind of thing.

  14. Happy 25th anniversary Cisco and keep up the good work. It's good to see corporations generously standing in when people are in need.

  15. It's really good to learn from John Morgridge how CISCOs early days were.As a global player CISCO could in fact spread issues around the world to bring it to the attention of a wide audience.I like CISCOs culture of giving back and the engagement in the healthcare system and the educational system.Keep up the important work and keep on giving back the next 25 years.

  16. Keep up the amazing work guys!

  17. Keep up the good work! Glad to see a huge tech company being a good citizen of the world. Any chance you'd match employee donations to relief efforts in Haiti?Cisco note: Cisco Foundation will match up to $1 million in employee donations made through our Haiti campaign.

  18. Cisco has been a leader and innovater for the past 2 decades and it's great to see that enterprises companies give someting back to people in need. Happy anniversiary! All the best for the next 25 years! .... and keep giving back to so many people in need.

  19. Keep up the great work guys! Happy shiny 25th anniversary! You're always inspiration for many people.

  20. Happy 25th anniversary CISCO!!! Your slogan 15 years ago was we change the way you will learn, play and work (or something like this). And yes you did, welldone and thanks for giving back."

  21. The donations being met dollar for dollar is a really great move by Cicso, well done!