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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
Categories: Business, Management
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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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well written and aspirational guide to leadership and coaching all actioning and seeing great results

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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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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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Fantastic

A great book on leadership and coaching.

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

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Great ideas. Great man

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

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  • Hayden
  • 06-12-19

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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  • Duncan Watts
  • 04-25-19

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-31-19

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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  • Pad de Braye
  • 05-20-19

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-14-19

One of my new favourite books

Before reading this book I knew nothing about Bill Campbell, after reading it I understand why.
Now he is someone I will look up to within my own career and even in my life outside of work. I will certainly come back and listen to this again and there are very few books I would do that. As you can probably tell, I highly recommend this book.

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  • Golriz
  • 08-20-19

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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  • Craig G
  • 08-08-19

Good story, miserable voice actor.

Good book. The book taught me a lot and reinforced ideas I’d been noticing at work. Reinforces the concept in other executive books that the real secret to success is being very clever and working with other very clever people.

The voice actor did this really racist Sundar Pichai voice, like those 1950s Spaghetti Westerns where a white guy does the Geronimo voice. It got to the point where I cringed and fast forwarded any time the authors quoted anyone from India.

Great story, but please don’t ask this guy to do Non-American accents... they come across poorly.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-30-19

Great read and great roll model

Really enjoyed the way the book was written in bite sizes. How do you eat an elephant. One bite at a time.

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  • An Italian in London
  • 07-23-19

interesting, if a little thin

a nice homage to an evidently great coach. however I find it a little short on practical substance. a good top-level overview of coaching.

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  • Charlie
  • 07-05-19

Great for people who want to improve

A great book, lots to think about. Biggest takeaway is to support teams and the individuals within and managing those teams. When someone endangers the team for their own Ego, fire them

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-28-19

Awesome !

Thoroughly enjoyed It. If your interested in the traits, attitudes and stratergies needed to get the best of people for their sake -- You will too !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-24-19

Inspiring but not necessarily enlightening

I'd describe this book to be motivational, despite that the author suggests it offers practical actions, I found that the suggestions are a little general and common sense.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-24-19

Great book

It's warming to read the ways in which Bill Campbell worked with his students. I think anybody can learn and lighten their approach to one of Bill Campbell's and it's evidence enough to see that it's worked for all the many greats he's coached

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-07-19

A bit slow to get into it but brilliant

I love this book but not from the beginning - at least the beginning had enough to keep me listening! I really did take away a lot of valuable information and gems from this book and I highly recommend it. It wasn’t at all what I expected, it was better.

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  • Roger Eduardo
  • 06-30-19

fantastic book

what a pleasure to see how close friends describe a man that helped and inspired them. the book is full of practical advices and many many interesting silicon valley stories that the general public would never have access to.

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  • dennishosking
  • 06-23-19

Where's my Bill Campbell?

What a marvelous influence he must have been. I aspire to be half the leader he was and welcome a book like this to help light the way.

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  • Daylan
  • 06-19-19

Best business book in a very long time

I loved this book. The title originally threw me; I thought it was incredibly cliche. But I’m so glad I ended up choosing it. Bill Campbell sounds like a very unique individual and I’m so glad the authors collated these stories once he passed. I’ve read a few of these types of books over the years but this one was head and shoulders above them all. Like Bill, it really cut through the BS and delivered the why and how of his ethos and approaches. It’s the only book I’ve ever finished and then immediately gone back to do it all over again. Get. This. (Audio)Book. 5/5

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-19-19

excellent

very intriguing to find such a person in tech. lots of life lessons to learn

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-04-19

If you’ve been blessed, be a blessing

Wow. Just wow. What a inspiring read! Bill was an amazing Amman and a fantastic leader and mentor. It’s a read for all leaders and people stepping into leadership