Artifact Details

Title

Leonard, Edward M. oral history

Catalog Number

102737967

Type

Text

Date

2015-09-11

Contributor

Dennis, Eric, Videographer
House, Charles H., Interviewer
Leonard, Ed, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Format

PDF

Description

Ed Leonard, Cisco’s outside counsel for its first decade, describes working with each of the founders and CEOs of the company through John Chambers. This is a good account of Bill Graves, Chuck Sutcliffe, John Morgridge, and John Chambers, plus Don Valentine, Sandy Lerner, and Len Bosack. Many early activities, including the IPO, the succession of CEOs, the customer focus, and the pace of the marketplace are discussed. Specific contributors along the way—Pierre Lamond, Mario Mazzola, Ed Kozel, John Bolger, Don Listwin, for example—are profiled briefly, as are some acquisitions (Kalpana, Crescendo).

Category

Transcription

Subject

IPO; Crescendo; Kalpana; Valentine, Don; Lamond, Pierre; Kingston; Lerner, Sandy; Bosak, Len; Chambers, John; Morgridge, John; kozel, Ed; bolger, john; Mazzola, Mario

Collection Title

CHM oral history collection

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X7587.2016