The Silicon Valley coach and mentor William Bill Campbell has passed away. He was 75 year old and was suffering from cancer. He was a legendary mentor to some of Silicon Valley’s most important entrepreneurs and executives including Steve Jobs and Larry Page.
Mr. William, who had served as President, Chief Executive and Chairman of Financial software maker Intuit better known for his advising and tech leader quality. That activity earned him the nickname, “The Coach.” The list of executives who worked with Campbell includes former EBay CEO John Donahoe, ex-Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Google parent Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and many of the tech world’s leading venture capitalists.
Mr. William initially joined the Columbia University in 1974 as a football head coach. Than after that he had joined The Apple company in 1983 as a marketing executive and was appointed to the Apple board in 1997. Than later he joined Intuit and served it until January 2016 as its chairman.
Mr. William was born in Homestead, Pennsylvania, US on 31st August 1940. The National Football Foundation annually awards the William V. Campbell Trophy to the best scholar-athlete in the nation.
So let’s discuss some questions related to this post which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Name the Silicon valley coach and mentor, who has passed away recently ?
2. William Bill Campbell was from which country ?
Courtesy : New York Times