Talk2Cisco: Capturing Today's Profit & Driving Tomorrow's Growth
September 8, 2010
Every day, business leaders face tough choices: run today's business or invest for tomorrow; nurture innovation or drive operational excellence? Most react by making a difficult tradeoff to pursue their objectives, but the result is rarely the desired outcome.
These dichotomies set the stage for a lively session with Cisco Senior Vice President Inder Sidhu on Tuesday September 14th. Challenging conventional wisdom, and drawing on the experiences of Cisco and other leading companies, Inder will 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. He will also take your questions during this half hour live, social broadcast.
Talk2Cisco Broadcast: Tuesday, September 14 at 1:00 p.m. PT
Inder Sidhu, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Planning, Worldwide Operations, Cisco
About Inder Sidhu:
A member of the Cisco's Operating Committee, Inder also co-leads the Cisco Emerging Countries Council, which drives business success in fast-growing geographies like China, India, Brazil, Mexico, and the Middle East.
In 2010, Inder published Doing Both: How Cisco Captures Today's Profit & Drives Tomorrow's Growth (FT Press), a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon.com bestseller. In this book, he identifies common business dichotomies and explores how successful companies avoid difficult tradeoffs and instead achieve bigger outcomes by "doing both." Using this framework, he offers a unique view of Cisco's consistent record of innovation and high performance.
In a live, social broadcast, participants will have the opportunity to ask Inder questions directly on such topics as:
- How are most leaders trained to deal with tough choices?
- How can people get started with doing both?
- How can Cisco's success be replicated in other industries?
- Doesn't some of your advice fly in the face of conventional wisdom?
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Have a question for Inder? Send Talk2Cisco your question via email or Twitter (@Talk2Cisco) and be sure to join us on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. PT for a live, social broadcast and the chance to ask Inder your question directly.
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