This Week’s Title: Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell by Eric Schmidt, Alan Eagle and Jonathan Rosenberg
Recommended By: Alan Alpert, Smart Office Founder
Favorite Quote: “You can’t talk about coaching—or leading a company—without talking about winning. That’s what the good coaches do. That’s what great leaders do.” – Bill Campbell
Why We Love It: What is winning? Winning can really mean several things. When someone joins a direct selling organization, they are looking for new and/or better avenues towards winning. That “winning” can mean added income to help with bills, a way to help save for retirement or a complete career change. Smart Office has many communication and technology solutions to help you win.
Book 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 honor their mentor and inspire and teach future generations, they have 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 that will help them create higher performing and faster moving cultures, teams, and companies. – Amazon
About the Author: Eric Emerson Schmidt is an American businessman and software engineer. He is known for being the CEO of Google from 2001 to 2011, Executive chairman of Google from 2011 to 2015 and executive chairman of Alphabet Inc. from 2015 to 2017. – Wikipedia