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Trillion Dollar Coach

The Leadership Handbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell
Narrated by: Dan Woren
Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
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Summary

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 honour their mentor and inspire and teach future generations, they have codified his wisdom in this essential guide.  

Based on interviews with over 80 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.  

  

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our Desktop Site.

  

©2019 Eric Schmidt (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
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It's just an homage to Bill Campbell.

Got sick of hearing what a great bloke he was. Very little content, very repetative. Dragged on.

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what a fantastic book

this book will change what you do when coaching and leading teams in business, pleasure or both and I highly recommend it

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Sounds a bit old-fashioned

it's scary to imagine that advices and situations in this book would have been progressive at one point, particularly the ones involving women. Nice to hear about the silicon valley in the 80s but as a business book it's not as interesting as How Google Works.

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Book fails Bill's character

Bill is clearly an outstanding character and quite a lot has been said about him but this book is light and lacks depth...

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An extraordinary life, we can all learn from

I know I'll be listening through this entire book again very soon. in a way the messages it conveys a very very simple and yet they are also so vital in the business world. in truth, unless you live as a solitary hermit on a hill, these lessons can be applied in any sphere of life. the world is a better place for Bill Campbell's Legacy and there is much here that we would all do well to imitate.

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Brilliant read/listen. immensely insightful

As a UK social entrepreneur, I was looking for books to listen to that would help me grow the social business and teams. Cuture is a key priority for me. This book has been brilliant in helping me learn, become better as a leader and to continue creating the right culture. Having a people, personalised social is what we're about. For me, finding this book was spot on. What a fantastic person Bill clearly was and so influential.

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  • 03-05-20

Insight into what really matters in business

A nice set of stories that give insight into what really matters in business coaching relationships and the importance of couching support in helping getting through the challenges of taking a business forward

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Brilliant starting point for being a good coach

I'll be listening to this again and again. The stories shared are where the real lessons are learned. Don't make the mistake of putting this on simply as background noise

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simply great book

great book for anyone who is keen to learn about a completely unorthodox way of leadership and mentorship

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Great book on the qualities of a great manager

Great to hear the insights to Bill Campbell who was the coach to steve jobs bill gates and many of the top business leaders.

Great teams need great coaches
And it is a managers responsibility to think of what they do as coaching rather than management

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  • 27-06-19

sage learning

well written and aspirational guide to leadership and coaching all actioning and seeing great results

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  • ARUL KUMARAN
  • 25-04-20

great book

great book great writing great narrator great hearing if we do we will be great

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  • Maggie
  • 18-01-20

Phenomenal 🙌🏽

One of the bestt books have read on teams, leadership, coaching and humanity in general.

Bill was a true legend and I hope I can apply his leadership/coaching skills in my life.

Every topic was incredible.

The book was well articulated and the narrator was very clear.

I will be listening to this every year and recommending it to everyone I know🌺

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  • Splento Photographers On Demand
  • 15-09-19

What a brilliant book

Full of common sense. I guess I always find reassurance in books that support my worldview and modus operandi. Not sure if it’s good or bad (i.e. confirmation bias at play), but I’d highly recommend this book to everyone, not just CEOs and Executives.

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CEO, Splento

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  • Marvin
  • 06-09-19

Amazing!

What a brilliant book and worth more than it’s weight in gold. Would never learn anything like this from a university!

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  • Mr. Paul Velonis
  • 26-08-19

Fantastic

A great book on leadership and coaching.

Highly recommend to anyone who needs to manage/lead/coach other leaders.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-08-19

Great ideas. Great man

I really enjoyed the ideas, stories and narration.what a fantastic tribute to such a generous man