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How Cisco Captures Today's Profit and Drives Tomorrow's Growth

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Overview

When companies face key strategic decisions, they often take one path and abandon the other. They focus on innovation and new business models at the expense of core businesses or vice versa. They stress discipline and sacrifice flexibility. They focus on customers and ignore partners.

And they struggle.

Cisco believes there is a better way: doing both.

Doing both means approaching every decision as an opportunity to seize, not a sacrifice to endure. It means avoiding false choices, reduced expectations, and weak compromises. It means finding ways to make each option benefit and mutually reinforce the other.

Over the past seven years, in a highly unstable global economy, Cisco doubled revenue, tripled profits, and quadrupled earnings per share. This is the story of how the company did it.

What You Will Learn

In this Webcast, Cisco Senior Vice President Inder Sidhu challenges conventional wisdom, drawing on the experiences of Cisco and other organizations, to illustrate how the key to decision-making and business success is “doing both”: taking on two seemingly opposing activities and leveraging each for the benefit of the other.

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About the Presenters

Inder Sidhu is Senior Vice President of Strategy and Planning for Worldwide Operations at Cisco. He is also a member of the company’s Operating Committee. From 2006 to 2010, he co-led Cisco’s Emerging Countries Council, which drives business success in fast-growing geographies like China, India, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, and the Middle East. From 2006 to 2009, he co-led the Enterprise Business Council, which is responsible for Cisco’s corporate business, representing about half of the company’s total revenue. In 2010, Sidhu published Doing Both: How Cisco Captures Today’s Profit & Drives Tomorrow’s Growth.

 

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