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Wall Street Journal on Cisco CEO: “Silicon Valley Survivor”

July 27, 2009 - 2 Comments columnist Michael Malone offers a very interesting profile on our Chairman and CEO John Chambers this weekend’s Wall Street Journal.

“Even in this downturn,” says chairman and CEO John Chambers, sitting at the table in his modest, memento-crammed office, “We intend to be the most aggressive we’ve ever been.”

Malone writes about Chambers early career at IBM and Wang Laboratories prior to joining Cisco, as well as his upbringing as an outdoorsman growing up in West Virginia. As I’ve personally learned from being around Chambers for the past decade and what this article reminded me of: what you see is what you get. He is truly one of the good guys and no one I know works harder.My favorite part:

Mr. Chambers credits his parents (both doctors) with giving him a doctor’s approach to business problems. “They taught me to focus on the long-term health of the patient, and not to treat symptoms but the underlying problem.”

Full article here.

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  1. I have been futilely trying to resolve a licensing issue on an IPS I've owned for nearly a year. I've escalated it at every level available to me only to be thwarted at every turn - any chance I could get a contact number of someone who can effect a resolution in hours instead of months?

  2. ...and my mom and dad read this article before I did! :-)