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A feisty John Chambers bows out on his final Cisco earnings call

John Chambers got a little feisty and a little sentimental in his last earnings call as Cisco’s CEO on Wednesday, dismissing a criticism of the company as “garbage” and saying he hopes to be working half time by the fall because “the hunting season’s coming up.”“It’s been fun, it’s been challenging, and I’m very humbled by having this chance for 20 years,” he said.Cisco said last week that Chambers will be replaced as CEO in July by Chuck Robbins. He’ll stay on as executive chairman of the board.“Let me first say very crisply: Chuck is the CEO. Period. He’ll make the decisions,” Chambers said. He’ll be an advisor to Robbins and be involved “where he wants me to be.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here