Summary:

Cisco SVP Dan Scheinman talks with Wharton management professor Saikat Chaudhuri talk about the key drivers of acquisitions at Cisco and the critical role customers play in innovation. It’s a 16 min conversation about the art and science of M&A, the importance of integrating an acquired […]

Cisco SVP Dan Scheinman talks with Wharton management professor Saikat Chaudhuri talk about the key drivers of acquisitions at Cisco and the critical role customers play in innovation. It’s a 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. If you are interested in mergers and acquisitions, then this is a podcast worth your time. Scheinman has overseen over 30 Cisco acquisitions including Airespace ($450M), Linksys ($500M) and Scientific Atlanta ($7B).

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