What companies should do so they don’t become Cisco Systems

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The perennial metaphor of stagnancy, lack of innovation, poor leadership and mediocrity at all levels in the organization seems to have had a changing of the guard moment.
Microsoft, you have been ousted and the new ‘winner’ is Cisco Systems.

There are three things organizations need to keep an eye out for as they grow to avoid becoming a has been in innovation:

  1. Don’t let the high margins, growing revenue and cash on hand get you carried away. There was a time when Cisco was a behemoth when it came to cash on hand and the tech industry looked at it in awe. Seems that bad managers were left in awe to such an extent that by the time they came out of it it was too late and the damage of not moving quickly had been done.Don’t let a good looking…

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