Trillion Dollar Coach
The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell
#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
New York Times Bestseller
USA Today Bestseller
The team behind How Google Works returns with management lessons from legendary coach and business executive, Bill Campbell, whose mentoring of some of our most successful modern entrepreneurs has helped create well over a trillion dollars in market value.
Bill Campbell played an instrumental role in the growth of several prominent companies, such as Google, Apple, and Intuit, fostering deep relationships with Silicon Valley visionaries, including Steve Jobs, Larry Page, and Eric Schmidt. In addition, this business genius mentored dozens of other important leaders on both coasts, from entrepreneurs to venture capitalists to educators to football players, leaving behind a legacy of growing companies, successful people, respect, friendship, and love after his death in 2016.
Leaders at Google for over a decade, Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Alan Eagle experienced firsthand how the man fondly known as Coach Bill built trusting relationships, fostered personal growth—even in those at the pinnacle of their careers—inspired courage, and identified and resolved simmering tensions that inevitably arise in fast-moving environments. To honor their mentor and inspire and teach future generations, they have codified his wisdom in this essential guide.
Based on interviews with over eighty people who knew and loved Bill Campbell, Trillion Dollar Coach explains the Coach’s principles and illustrates them with stories from the many great people and companies with which he worked. The result is a blueprint for forward-thinking business leaders and managers that will help them create higher performing and faster moving cultures, teams, and companies.
Wonderful book about a wonderful person
The world needs more heroes like Bill Campbell.
If there was ever a must read business book, this is it!
This is a collection of genuine and insightful learning opportunities experienced by the authors and practiced by the “coach”. This book is worth the read and should be placed as the center of the tools used by any business leader not because of the economic value created by the guidance of Bill Campbell or the who’s who of companies and executive he influenced but rather because of the lessons you will learn from one of the greatest business leaders of our time. Very few who read this book will actually have known Bill Campbell, but by the end, you will know him through a lifetime of coaching.