Monday, November 20, 2006

Art and science of M&A

Cisco recently did a podcast interview with Dan Scheinman, Cisco SVP of corporate development and management professor Saikat Chaudhuri (from Wharton... but don't hold that against him!)

It's a great 16 min conversation about the art and science of M&A, the importance of integrating an acquired company, and the importance of timing when making a deal.

Dan has overseen over 30 Cisco acquisitions including Airespace ($450M), Linksys ($500M) and Scientific Atlanta ($7B).

Cisco Podcasts

Cisco SVP Dan Scheinman and Wharton's Saikat Chaudhuri Discuss Acquisitions and Innovation, Part I: An Innovation 'Ecosystem'

In the first of a four-part interview, Cisco SVP Dan Scheinman talks with Wharton management professor Saikat Chaudhuri about the key drivers of acquisitions at Cisco and the critical role customers play in innovation.

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