In the US at the age of 75 died from cancer bill Campbell, the legendary mentor of a number of Silicon valley leaders, including the founders of Apple Steve jobs and Google’s Larry page. About it reports Wall Street Journal.
Campbell actually was the coach of the football team at Columbia University in 1970-ies. In the mid-1990s, he was Director and then Chairman of the Board of Directors of company producing financial software Intuit Inc.
The greatest fame brought him advising leaders of technology companies, for which he became known as a Coach.
Campbell joined Apple in the 80-ies of the last century as Vice President of marketing, and then after the return of jobs in 1997, became part of the Board and remained its Director until 2014.
“Bill Campbell has been a trainer and mentor to many of us in the Apple and is also a member of our family for many decades. the statement of Apple. His contribution to our company during good and bad times can not be overstated”.
“Without bill we wouldn’t be who we are today,” said Scott cook, co-founder and Chairman of the Executive Committee Intuit. “I don’t think anyone else has had such an important and large impact on the leaders and the culture of Silicon valley. He made us all better. The world just faded away”, he added.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company Alphabet Eric Schmidt, Recalling its collaboration with Campbell, told WSJ that he possessed the unique ability to choose leaders for the company. According to him, that Campbell helped raise the company’s Board of Directors, as well as to build a corporate culture of the company. While Campbell taught for free, because he wanted to contribute to the world of technology and help others, Schmidt said. He added that Campbell’s mentoring extended far beyond the walls of the office and conference room.
A very sad day. My deepest condolences to his family. Bill was instrumental as a mentor — for me, for Google, for all Valley entrepreneurs
— Eric Schmidt (@ericschmidt) on 18 April 2016.
“A very sad day. My deepest condolences to his family. Bill played an important role as a mentor for me, for Google, for all the entrepreneurs in Silicon valley,” Schmidt wrote in his Twitter.