You should base your responses to the following questions on the insight found in the 10K SEC filing of Cisco Systems and the following websites.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission http://www.sec.gov.
Yahoo! Finance http://finance.yahoo.com.
Cisco Systems http://http://www.cisco.com.
The 10K Form is the Annual Report filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission of a company whose shares trade publicly on U.S. stock exchanges. 10K Forms identify members of executive teams, offer brief biographies and identify when these executives started in these positions. They also offer financial information about the company.
Please answer the following questions:
Please identify the current CEO of each of Cisco Systems and two of its competitors. For each CEO please examine his or her bio and any back ground information. Please summarize his or her previous successes.
For each CEO, can you predict any future corporation initiatives as a result of his or her demonstrated track record?
For each company please identify the senior executives today and in 2000. How many members of the team have changed? What percentage is this? How have profit and revenues changed in this same time period?
If a change in CEO has occurred, please examine the date of the change. Can you suggest why the change occurred?
Please identify two important things that each company is doing differently now as compared with 2000.
Please limit your response to this assignment to three single spaced, typed pages. Please cite your sources in the text and please reference them at the end of your assignment. Please end your write-up with one paragraph that summarizes what you think is the importance of this assignment.