John Chambers – Pattern Matching, Playbooks, and Winning Product Categories – [Founder’s Field Guide, EP.6]

( 30:46)– Pricing offers and using Ciscos scale to be successful.

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( 6:37)– The way his leadership changed in between 1999 and 2003.

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( 24:16)– Lessons gained from the spate of acquisitions they took on under his period.

( 46:00)– Transformation on his team building journeys to Alaska.

( 50:42)– Transitions in the world he is focused on right now.

( 21:02)– Role that pattern acknowledgment plays in his management.

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Show Notes.

My guest this week is John Chambers. John was the CEO of Cisco from 1995 to 2015 where he helped grow Cisco from $70 million to $40 billion in annual revenue. In this discussion we discuss the very best business lesson he gained from long time GE CEO Jack Welch, his crucial lessons from obtaining over 180 companies with Cisco, pattern acknowledgment and playbooks, taking advantage of market transitions enabled by new technologies, the value of group offsites, and a lot more. I was immediately drawn into Johns magnetic personality and its simple to see how he was so adept at running a 40,000 individual company for 2 years. I hope you enjoy this great conversation with John Chambers.

( 11:34)– His profession prior to and resulting in his time joining Cisco.

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( 33:09)– Lessons he learned in terms of distribution.

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( 35:10)– What he learned from his relationship with Shimon Peres.

( 17:51)– What Cisco resembled when he joined.

My guest this week is John Chambers. John was the CEO of Cisco from 1995 to 2015 where he helped grow Cisco from $70 million to $40 billion in annual revenue. In this conversation we talk about the best company lesson he learned from long time GE CEO Jack Welch, his essential lessons from getting over 180 companies with Cisco, pattern acknowledgment and playbooks, capitalizing on market shifts made it possible for by new innovations, the value of group offsites, and a lot more. I was right away drawn into Johns magnetic character and its simple to see how he was so adept at running a 40,000 individual business for 2 decades. I hope you enjoy this great discussion with John Chambers.

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( 2:04)– (First concern)– Why companies require a near death experience.

( 52:542)– Kindest thing anybody has actually provided for John.

( 42:08)– His role in assisting young business owners.