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Over the course of one treacherous year, Cisco Systems, the company that wired the Information Age, has seen its stock price crumble and its market domination challenged. For the first time ever, there are whispers about this Silicon Valley titan. Does Cisco still have what it takes to continue its mastery over the New Economy, a world in which lightening-fast shifts in te ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published January 26th 2001 by Prima Lifestyles
(first published 2001)
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Cisco Unauthorized tells the story of the founding of Cisco Systems through early 2000 when the tech bubble came into full collapse. Young attempts to make the complex work that Cisco did in the early years and the religious fervor with which they did it into a readable light. While sometimes filled with technical jargon it is still a very readable look at Cisco and Silicon Valley in the early days. The main flaw of this book is that it is extremely repetitive and keeps a very high surface level ...more