Bill Campbell, adviser to Steve Jobs and Larry Page, dies

April 18, 2016 6:36 PM

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"Coach" Bill Campbell, an executive at Apple and Intuit who mentored the likes of Steve Jobs, Google co-founder Larry Page and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, died Monday morning of cancer after a long illness, according to venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, which spoke on behalf of the Campbell family. He was 75.

Campbell was not a household name in the Pantheon of high-tech execs but his leadership skills left an indelible impact on two generations, from Apple and Amazon to Google, Intuit and scores of start-ups.

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