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All Quotes by author - John T. Chambers
" Almost every move in the market is either a move to align with where Cisco is going or to align to compete against us or to utilize that technology. "
" As a country, we must come together to provide the training, certifications, and jobs that our veterans have earned and deserve. "
" As a leader, you don't get too high on the highs or let the bumps balance down. Every leader over time has probably equal amount of good luck or bad luck - or, you could argue, has good opportunities or challenges. "
" At Cisco, we are moving to collaboration teams, groups coming together that represent sales, engineering, finance, legal, etc. And we're training leaders to think across silos. "
" A well-run organization turns over 10% of their organizations, including senior leadership. I don't have the heart to do that. "
" By exciting citizens about the new digital opportunity, breaking down silos of competing groups to form a truly open innovation ecosystem and shifting day-to-day resources to focus on big long-term investments for the future, countries can ensure that they break through and bridge the digital gap. "
" Cities, too, are embracing digitization. Barcelona has installed in-ground parking sensors and launched connected public transportation as part of its Smart City strategy. "
" Digital is going to have five times the impact than the information era. Just because you led the first transition as a company or country, that doesn't mean you will lead in this one. "
" Do you have the same vision of where industry is going as the target of your acquisition? If visions differ, you might get together economically for a while, but then you are going to have problems. "
" Every company, city, and country is becoming digital, navigating disruptive markets, and Cisco's role in the digital transformation has never been more important. "
" Everything becomes connected, and cyber security becomes the top issue for CEOs. An average company has 40-60 security vendors, and they have a violation every three months with viruses. "
" Government leaders need to ask themselves if they are positioning their country to reap the full potential of the digital economy. "
" I am a proud moderate republican. But I like democrats as well. "
" I don't enjoy politics. I like to get things done, and I like Republicans and Democrats, and that doesn't always work well. "
" I don't make fun of people. I call people by what they want to be called. What does your best friend call you? What does your spouse call you? It helps you emotionally connect to people. "
" If every company becomes a technology company, business models and transitions are going to occur. From a CEO's perspective, this is going to be the biggest technology transition of all times. "
" If we're going to acquire, what are we going to do differently? We came up with six rules of thumb. Whenever I've violated two of them, I usually get into trouble. "
" If you agree with everything I have said, then I have failed. "
" If you asked would I have done a startup in India, the answer is yes. "
" I had an issue with dyslexia before they understood what dyslexia was. One of my teachers, Mrs. Anderson, taught me to look at it like a curveball. The ball breaks the same way every time. Once you get used to it, you can handle it pretty well. "
" I had two parents who were doctors, and my mom was valedictorian in multiple classes. "
" I have interacted with several top leaders. Modi is among the three smartest leaders I have met. "
" I hope that the new leader, whoever they are - and I hope that it will be Hillary - will bring our country back to participation by all groups and will talk about how technology will enable not just 10% of our population, but all of our population. "
" I learned another lesson from Jack Welch. It was in 1998, and at that time, we were one of the most valuable companies in the world. I said, 'Jack, what does it take to have a great company?' And he said, 'It takes major setbacks and overcoming those.' "
" I like to believe that I got my business knowledge from my dad. He was able to see trends a long way off. And my mom is very good with people and emotional. "
" In 2001, we were like most high-tech companies, with one or two primary products that were really important to us. "
" In 2008, we began an initiative to outsource projects from our Israeli office to three companies in the Palestinian Territories. "
" In France, President Francois Hollande is leveraging the next wave of the Internet to jumpstart economic reforms and create jobs for hundreds of thousands of citizens. A historically socialist government, France has had the courage to quickly implement unique partnerships with the business community to drive entrepreneurial spirit and thinking. "
" In September 2014, the USIBC members indicated an investment figure of $41 billion that was likely to be invested over a 2-3 year period. "
" I support both Democrats and Republicans on many issues. I'm more interested in where they are on technology. "
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