Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell
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 Intu
I was particularly excited to read Trillion Dollar Coach because I've always had tremendous admiration for Bill Campbell and the amazing relationships and accomplishments he had in forming much of the interactive age of Silicon Valley. In fact, I don’t know that there is anyone who comes close to being so involved and connected with so many of th ...more
Evidence would suggest that Bill Campbell was an excellent coach. This book does not capture his playbook in a meaningful way and I learned very little.
It’s filled with stories of Bill being a hero without any description of what he really did. It contains such useless statements as: Bill swore a lot and could come across as a bit rough, but that’s fine ...more
I wasn't expecting a profile so well described as Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson, but I wasn't expecting something so poorly written as this neither. There is not even his family involved.
Is there any take away from Bil ...more
Two key takeaways –
1. Be a human at work – recognize that people around you are humans.
The human values of love, kindness and care (which are foundational for interpersonal relationships) generally do not belong to a corporate boardroom, but practicing them can lead to great good – not just for the stakeholders, but also for t ...more
The major points I took away were:
1. Candor + Care - give blunt feedback (and be harsh when necessary). But deliver it an envelope of trust (make sure that the person receiving the feedback knows you have their best interests in mind)
2. Treat teams - not individuals - as the fundamental building blocks of the organization. Chastise superstars when they let the ...more
Aside from his roles as an influential tech exec, Campbell was revered as the executive coach to Valley legends like Apple's Steve Jobs and Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
In Trillion Dollar Coach, former Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt, Page's advisor Jonathan Rosenberg, and Google's director of communications Alan Eagle share lessons they gathered from 80 of Campbell's students that you'll want ...more
As much as I found this book to be enjoyable and interesting, I was really hoping to learn the unsuspected secrets of Bill’s success. The secret was that he was able to do all the things that most people know, but just do not do ...more
The principals of being a human oriented leader is perfectly pitched here.
In my words: using our Head and Gut Brian brings us to the top, using our Heart makes us a real leader!
This is a smartly written book that interweaves anecdotes and personal testimonials around a well-structured framework. But then they went one step further by offering supportive evidence to the shared insights.
A great read. And a good audiobook too.
Bill seems to have been a selfless coach and mentor and wanted to avoid ...more
- A Review
Trillion Dollar Coach is a collection of first hand experiences of its authors Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg with their Mentor Bill Campbell; and also his leadership philosophy summarised basis their interviews of numerous leaders of Silicon Valley who were immensely benfited by his coaching.
Bill Campbell played a huge role in the growth of Silicon Valley giants such as Google, Apple, and many more of others.
Its goos to ...more
I note a number of less than high marked reviews, and wonder if they were not looking for the silver bullet(s) , when much of the magic is hidden in plain sight:
* the structure of the one on ones
* the caring nature towards his coaches
* the importance of integrity and ...more
The main messages of the book are:
- Trust is important
- Teams are good, you should not only focus on top players
- Love and compassion are valid in business
(- BC was this amazing dude who knew a lot of millionairs and billionairs!!!1!)
I think that the first two ...more
Pearls of Wisdom "Things my ear picked up on"
Grow your people in a way you couldn't
Goal focused change
Results oriented gain
Coaches are like great artists getting the stroke exactly right on a painting they are painting relationships
Most people don't think about ho ...more
To be a great manager/leader, you need to be a great coach. The success of your company/team depends on your team's ability to collaborate, coordinate, be efficient and meet ...more
I found the stories about Mr. Campbell's days of coaching his coachees at Google and other large companies ...more
Which isn't to say the advice isn't bad. I dog-eared plenty of pages - I especially liked C ...more
The Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell did not disappoint. It is full of anecdotes that define the Silicon Valley as we know it today - the moulding of Google, the Steve Jobs v2, the Twitter CEO revolving door and many others. Bill Campbell was a common actor in several of these. And he did ...more
The fact Bill would take walks with Steve Jobs most weekends is perhaps one of the most cinematic images in the book.
The story of Bil ...more
That part of the book is ...more