Cover Story -- The Best Managers: Top Managers of 1996
With sales at Cisco Systems growing 80% a year, CEO JOHN CHAMBERS keeps executing flawlessly. The $4 billion network-equipment maker dominates the market for gear that makes the Internet and corporate networks tick. Chambers, 47, a veteran of Wang Laboratories and IBM, brings a concern for co-workers born from overseeing huge layoffs at Wang. Now, his biggest problem is hiring fast enough.