‘Bill’s passion for innovation and teamwork used to be a gift to Apple and the world. Trillion Dollar Coach has captured his tireless spirit so future generations can learn from one of our industry’s greatest leaders’
-TIM COOK, CEO, Apple
‘Bill shared his wisdom generously, expecting nothing back but the joy he got from teaching others. I used to be privileged to have him as my coach for several years. Many times since then, when asked for advice by others, I think of Bill and check out to live up to the example he set.’
-SHERYL SANDBERG, COO, Facebook
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 at the back of 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 referred to 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 got 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 a good way to help them create higher performing and faster moving cultures, teams, and companies.
‘Whenever I have a tough decision to make, I take into consideration Bill Campbell. What would Bill do? I owe him so much. He had a gift for helping people to realize their full potential and getting organizations to work well together. Trillion Dollar Coach does a great job of capturing what made Bill special to me and many others.’
-SUSAN WOJCICKI, CEO, YouTube
‘Whenever I saw Bill, he gave me great perspective about what in point of fact matters. At the end of the day, it’s the people in your life. Bill had such strong principles around community and how to bring people together. We used those principles – detailed in Trillion Dollar Coach – to form the foundation of Google’s leadership training, so all of our leaders can continue to be informed from Bill.’
-SUNDAR PICHAI, CEO, Google