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Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange: Trillion Dollar Coach

Friday, Oct 11 2019 8:30AM to 11:00AM

Deborah Hodge and Glen Raiger
TechWorks Gaston 52A Ervin St Belmont, NC 28012

Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange: Trillion Dollar Coach

Friday, October 11, 2019

Location: TechWorks Gaston

52A Ervin St, Belmont, NC 28012

Parking: Free Parking all around the building

8:30 am to 9:00 am Continental breakfast and networking
9:00 am to 11:00 am Book Discussion

Free to Members and Guests of BIG: RSVP to terry@bigcouncil.com or register below.

Book: "Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell” by Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg and Alan Eagle



Bill Campbell helped to build some of Silicon Valley's greatest companies - including Google, Apple, and Intuit - and to create over a trillion dollars in market value. A former football player and coach, Bill mentored visionaries such as Steve Jobs, Larry Page, and Eric Schmidt, and coached dozens of leaders on both coasts. When he passed away in 2016, "the Coach" left behind a legacy of growing companies and successful people and an abundance of respect, friendship, and love.

From their vantage points at Google, Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Alan Eagle experienced first-hand how Bill developed trusting relationships, fostered personal growth, infused courage, emphasized operational excellence, and identified 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 more than eighty people who knew and loved Bill Campbell, Trillion Dollar Coach explains the Coach's principles and illustrates them with stories from the great companies with the people with whom he worked and played. The result is a blueprint for forward thinking business leaders and managers that will help them create higher-performing and faster-moving teams and companies.

Deborah Hodge and Glen Raiger will co-lead the discussion of Trillion Dollar Coach, with Glen leading the discussion of the key management principles and, with a nod to Bill's roots as a football coach, Deborah adding "color commentation".

Deborah worked for Eric Schmidt in Software Engineering at Sun Microsystems and for Bill Campbell at GO Corporation, a Kleiner Perkins led venture-backed Company that developed products for the Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) market (predecessor to today's smart phones) and experienced first-hand many of the management principles presented.

Deborah Hodge Bio:
Deborah is a senior business executive with experience in companies ranging from venture backed start-ups to Fortune 500 companies including Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, AT&T, and JDS Uniphase where she held management positions in engineering, business development, and mergers and acquisitions. Key areas of expertise include new market/industry identification and analysis, business and new market development, and M&A strategic planning and execution.

Deborah gained hands-on start-up venture experience at Go Corporation, a Kleiner Perkins led venture backed company that developed products for the Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) market (predecessor to today’s smart phones). While at JDS Uniphase, she led/participated in acquisitions of several small to medium size businesses that contributed $500M+ in revenues. Deborah is a Senior Advisor with Viking Mergers and Acquisitions where she works with owners of privately held businesses and family firms on business transition plans including external sale of the business or internal family or employee succession business transfers.

She earned a Master’s in Engineering from the University of Virginia and a B.S. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Society of Women Engineering and a founding member of Women in Technology (Silicon Valley).

As a reminder, you don't have to read the book to attend! Most do not, and we always have a very engaging discussion!

· share our own experiences in this area in our businesses
· share best practices from our own personal experience or from industry thought leaders
· share ideas on how to improve the area within our businesses to fuel growth