Even though I’m no longer in the corporate world, as a small business owner I still find huge value in the lessons I’ve learned- and continue to learn- from large successful companies. This podcast intrigued me since it’s basically how the top figureheads at the biggest Silicon Valley behemoths were coached by mentor Bill Campbell toward reaching goals within their teams. Oh and btw, he is referred to the “Trillion Dollar Coach” because the companies he influenced are now worth more than a TRILLION dollars (think Google, Apple, Intuit, etc.) Nbd right. I would highly recommend it to anyone in the business world who wants to understand and implement the psychology of #winning!
I have also recommended Tim Ferriss’ book “The 4-hour Workweek” and this interview is from his podcast which is full of other interesting topics.
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Why I Love This
- As told by Eric Schmidt (former Google CEO) about his mentor Bill Campbell.
- Fantastic interview: Tim Ferriss' questions are relevant and Eric Schmidt is concise and well-spoken.
- Helpful analogies of Bill's interpersonal skills coaching a football team vs Silicon Valley executive and board members.
- The clincher...Bill Campbell did it all for FREE. "I don't take cash, I don't take stock, and I don't take shit."
- Eric Schmidt is co-author of the book "Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell"
More info: Eric Schmidt (@ericschmidt) is Technical Advisor and Board Member to Alphabet Inc., where he advises its leaders on technology, business and policy issues. Eric joined Google in 2001 and helped grow the company from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader in technology. He served as Google’s Chief Executive Officer from 2001-2011, and Executive Chairman 2011-2018, alongside founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page.
Find it here: The Tim Ferriss Show