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Connecting the Dots: Lessons for Leadership in a Startup World Unabridged Edition
Contributor(s): Chambers, John, Brady, Diane (Conductor), Robertson, Allan (Narrator)
ISBN: 1549116533     ISBN-13: 9781549116537
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Product Type: Compact Disc
Published: October 2018
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Annotation: Silicon Valley visionary John Chambers shares the lessons that transformed a dyslexic kid from West Virginia into one of the world's best business leaders and turned a simple router company into a global tech titan.

When Chambers joined Cisco in 1991, it was a company with 400 employees, a single product, and about $70 million in revenue. When he stepped down as CEO in 2015, he left a $47 billion tech giant that was the backbone of the internet and a leader in areas from cybersecurity to data center convergence. Along the way, he had acquired 180 companies and turned more than 10,000 employees into millionaires. Widely recognized as an innovator, an industry leader, and one of the world's best CEOs, Chambers has outlasted and outmaneuvered practically every rival that ever tried to take Cisco on--Nortel, Lucent, Alcatel, IBM, Dell, and Hewlett-Packard, to name a few.

Now Chambers is sharing his unique strategies for winning in a digital world. From his early lessons and struggles with dyslexia in West Virginia to his bold bets and battles with some of the biggest names in tech, Chambers gives readers a playbook on how to act before the market shifts, tap customers for strategy, partner for growth, build teams, and disrupt themselves. He also adapted those lessons to transform government, helping global leaders like French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to create new models for growth.

As CEO of JC2 Ventures, he's now investing in a new generation of game-changing startups by helping founders become great leaders and scale their companies.

Connecting the Dots is destined to become a business classic, providing hard-won insights and critical tools to thrive during the accelerating disruption of the digital age.

Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Leadership.
Computer industry; United States; Management.
BISAC Categories:
- Business & Economics | Leadership
- Self-help | Personal Growth
- Business & Economics | Industries | Computer Industry
Dewey: 658.4/092
LCCN: bl2018186814
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 5.75" H x 5.25" W x 0.75" (0.40 lbs)
 
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Contributor Bio(s): John Chambers, chairman emeritus at Cisco, served as the company's CEO for more than two decades. He has worked closely with government leaders from around the world, serving on committees for two U.S. presidents and earning the first-ever Clinton Global Citizen Award as well as the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship. He is also the founder and CEO of JC2 Ventures, where he helps disruptive startups to scale and lead market transitions.

Diane Brady is an award-winning journalist and consultant who has covered the global business landscape for Bloomberg Businessweek, The Wall Street Journal, and other media outlets. Her previous book, Fraternity, was named one of Amazon's best books of 2012.