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Trillion dollar coach
Blog 172 Trillion Dollar Coach

This book is a winner! If you’re a leader of people, responsible for strategy or passionate about innovation and potential, you’ll love this. If you coach or mentor anyone or are interested in the difference between leadership and management, get on board. Trillion dollar coach, published in 2019, has plenty of practical tips that you can implement, and some great insights into how the ‘best of the best’ created their own version of success. Think of this as a leadership handbook straight from Silicon Valley.

“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 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.”
© Hachette Australia

Enjoy the read and make sure you capture your own insights and learnings. If you aren’t journalling or don’t have a system for tracking your development, this is a great time to start. Use one of those journals someone gave you as a Kris Kringle or start a Word doc.

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