Trillion Dollar Coach book summary

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Book Summary - Trillion Dollar Coach By. Eric Schmidt, Johnathan Rosenberg, & Alan Eagle

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Bill Campbell is a football and business legend. 

This working-class Pennsylvania man took the lessons he learned as a college football coach to the world of business. His untraditional business ideas about leadership and team-building made him one of the most influential business coaches of his time. 

With influences on Apple and Google, Campbell made a name for himself in the business world in the last few decades of his life.

“This is the power of coaching in general: the ability to offer a different perspective, one unaffected by being “in the game.”- Eric Schmidt

In “Trillion Dollar Coach” by Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Alan Eagle you will learn about Campbell’s life and ideas through interviews of the people that knew him.

Bill Campbell Started As A Football Coach

Campbell was born in Homestead, Pennsylvania in 1940. Campbell’s dad was a...

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Bill Campbell started his career as a college football coach, then delved into the world of business, leaving his unique business models and lessons behind. His coaching-mentality helped companies go from bankruptcy to trillions with compassion and active-listening.

About the Author

Eric Emerson Schmidt is an American software engineer, businessman, and executive chairman of Alphabet Inc (formerly named Google). According to Forbes, he is the 138th richest person in the world with a net worth of 9.1 billion dollars.

From 1997 to 2001, he worked as CEO of Novell. From 2001 to 2011, he served as CEO of Google. He attended Princeton University, where he met his future wife. In 1979, he graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with an MS degree in designing and implementing a network (Berknet) linking the campus computer center with the CS and EECS departments. He earned a Ph.D. degree there in 1982 in EECS, with a dissertation about the problems of managing distributed software development and tools for solving these problems.


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