Previously, we talked to Cisco employee and Everest-climber Brian Dickinson about his inspiring story, and what we can learn about having an adventure-filled career from his experiences.

There was such a response, that we decided to host a Blab (a new social platform with live-streaming video and interactive chat) with Brian to talk with him some more.

One of the things we talked about in the Blab was that Brian has some super motivational thoughts – he’s like a walking quote board.

Here are a few of his key quotable moments from our Blab:

“I summited Everest solo, took the highest selfie in the world, and then things went a little nuts from there.”

“You have to figure out who you are, how you were built, how you were wired, embrace it, unlock it, and do something about it.”

“Embrace who you are, you own it. It’s a little sinful not to live life to it’s fullest.”

“I was on stage with [now CEO] Chuck Robbins a few years back for our Global Sales Meeting. He set the stage. He said ‘So, Everest, that’s insane.’ And I said ‘Well, Cisco enabled me to do this. So Cisco is the enabler of insanity.’”

“Cisco has enabled a lifestyle – really encouraged me to live my life to the fullest. If I’m not living the life I was wired to live, I wouldn’t be as successful.”

“Create goals, not resolutions. The resolutions will come if you create proper goals.”

Watch the full Blab replay below to get really inspired!


Carmen Shirkey Collins

Social Media Manager

Talent Brand and Enablement Team, HR