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Does starring in a scotch whiskey ad make Cisco CEO John Chambers narcissistic?

Interestingly, a Forbes article this week singled out John Chambers as a narcissistic CEO.

Thu, 1/12/12 - 7:32pm    View comments

Scotch Whiskey Star - Cisco CEO John ChambersSince I'm a confirmed narcissist, you can probably imagine my surprise when Forbes specifically singled out Cisco CEO John Chambers as a fellow narcissist:

Why Narcissistic CEOs Kill Their Companies

"Narcissistic CEOs also tend not to plan for their succession. Although many criticized Jobs before he died that he didn't have a succession plan, it turns out that he had a very detailed one - he just didn't publicize it. I wonder why there's been no public questioning of where John Chambers' succession plan is. I think Chambers at Cisco (CSCO) would score far higher on the narcissism scale than Jobs."

Then by pure coincidence, I visited Fortune online and saw the Glenlivet scotch whiskey ad (as shown in the "screenshot" to your right) featuring a smiling Cisco CEO John Chambers!

Now I'm thinking perhaps Forbes might indeed have a point.

What's your take?

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