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Former Cisco CEO John Chambers, namesake of West Virginia University business college, speaks of entrepreneurial spirit Monday night in Morgantown


John Chambers wanted all present for his presentation Monday night at Vantage Venture headquarters to know that they can make their dreams happen. But it will not be easy.
“I believe in communicating and outlining a vision and a dream, and having the courage to take risks,” he said.
Chambers grew up in the Mountain State, attended West Virginia University and, in 1983, joined a startup called Wang Laboratories.
In 1995, Chambers became the CEO of Cisco Systems. The company develops, manufactures and sells networking hardware, software, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products. When he took the CEO job at 46, Cisco was a $70 million company; in 2007, the company was worth $40 billion.
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