Calling all entrepreneurs: Share your questions for John Chambers, Executive Chairman & former CEO of Cisco

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John Chambers will be joining Bruce Aust, Vice Chairman of Nasdaq, for a behind-the-scenes conversation at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center Founders’ Leadership Series. We’re calling on entrepreneurs to ask some of their most pressing questions – both online, and in person.

Resilience, endurance, leadership. These are the defining characteristics of successful long-term CEOs. Few have had the ability to navigate complex market transitions, let alone do it successfully across two decades.

Yet in the face of global economic disruption and a rapidly changing technology industry, John Chambers led Cisco through major innovations in key breakthrough areas, growing the company from a $70 million company when he joined in 1991, to $1.2 billion one when he assumed the role of CEO in 1995, to $47 billion in FY15.

In this intimate conversation with Chambers, learn how he got his start in Silicon Valley, how he developed his philosophy on leadership, what challenges and failures he’s faced over the years, why giving back matters, and what inspires him most.

In particular, learn why Chambers is so excited about the next phase of the Internet, what Cisco calls the Digital Era, and how it will bring opportunities to revolutionize our world as we know it, and why leaders need to embrace this change.

Have a question for John Chambers about leading Cisco or building a business in today’s climate? Share it with us on Twitter @theCenter using the hashtag #AskALeader.

Founders’ Leadership Series: In conversation with John Chambers
Wednesday, March 23rd
5:30-6:00pm –  Registration
6:00-7:00pm – Talk & Q&A
7:00-7:30pm – Networking

To earn a spot at this invite-only event, please fill out this survey.

The Founders’ Leadership Series @theCenter is a movement by leaders for leaders that gets to the heart of the drive, ambition, and skills needed to overcome challenges and fuel a personal journey to success.

au11315John T. Chambers, Executive Chairman of Cisco: Chambers became President and CEO of Cisco in 1995 and Chairman of the Board in 2006. He helped grow the company from $70 million when he joined Cisco in January 1991 to $47 billion in FY15.

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bruceaustheadshotBruce Aust, Vice Chairman of Nasdaq and President of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center: Mr. Aust works closely with Nasdaq’s Global Listing Services unit to assist clients and prospects worldwide.

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The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center is a San Francisco-based non-profit that provides aspiring and current entrepreneurs with access to quality resources, including mentors, training, and networking.



March 14, 2016