A Playbook for Success “CONNECTING THE DOTS"
John Chambers, Former CEO and Executive Chairman of Cisco, Shares His Playbook for Success in “CONNECTING THE DOTS: Leadership Lessons for a Startup World”
NEW YORK – September 25, 2018 – For the first time, Silicon Valley visionary John Chambers, former CEO and Executive Chairman of Cisco Systems and current founder and CEO of the purpose-driven venture firm JC2 Ventures, shares the lessons that transformed him from a dyslexic kid from West Virginia into one of the world’s most successful business leaders in his book, CONNECTING THE DOTS: Lessons for Leadership in a Startup World.
As a tech titan who was never interested in technology, and a great communicator who struggled to read, Chambers is a leader that truly breaks the mold. In Connecting the Dots, he offers insights into how he developed a set of winning strategies for spotting market shifts and managing through periods of disruption. In collaboration with award-winning journalist Diane Brady, Chambers has created a real-world playbook for achieving lasting success in the digital age, founded on the leadership principles that helped him outmaneuver competitors and grow Cisco into a multi-billion-dollar company.
John Chambers served as Cisco’s CEO for more than two decades, turning a simple router company into a backbone of the Internet. He has been a trusted advisor to presidents and politicians on both sides of the aisle and earned the first-ever Clinton Global Citizen Award for Corporate Citizenship. As founder and CEO of JC2 Ventures, Chambers is now investing time and money into the next generation of tech leaders, helping innovative startups from around the world grow and scale their businesses by navigating and accelerating market transitions.
John and Diane are both available for interviews around Connecting the Dots. As part of the launch of the book, Chambers, who has been involved with Second Harvest foodbank in Palo Alto for years, dating back to his early days at Cisco, partnered with the charity to donate $1 for every book that was pre-ordered from September 4 – 24.
Select praise for Connecting the Dots includes the following from some of today’s most well-respected business leaders:
About JC2 Ventures
JC2 Ventures is a purpose-driven venture capital firm dedicated to helping disruptive startups from around the world grow and scale. JC2 works alongside CEOs and their teams, serving as true mentors of digital innovation. Founded by John Chambers, legendary Silicon Valley CEO who led Cisco Systems for more than 20 years, the JC2 team leverages their experiences to coach individual companies, helping them to see around corners, accelerate markets and create entirely new ones. JC2 Ventures is fully committed to developing startup companies in a Startup World, with a mission to better society by driving innovation, jobs, economic prosperity, gender diversity, inclusion and success.