Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Renowned as the ultimate coach, the legendary Bill Campbell mentored some of the best and brightest tech entrepreneurs, including Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. In honor of Bill Campbell, Jonathan Rosenberg ’83 P’14, along with co-authors Eric Schmidt and Alan Eagle, wrote “Trillion Dollar Coach”—simultaneously a #1 Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today Bestseller—which highlights some of Campbell’s most valuable lessons in forward-thinking business and management and gives a unique glimpse into the fast-paced environment of Silicon Valley.
Jonathan Rosenberg ’83 P ’14 first met Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 2000 and finally accepted a job at their company the third time they offered it, more than two years later. He served as senior vice president at Google and ran the Google product team until April 2011. In that expansive role, he oversaw the design, development, and evolution of Google’s products for consumers, advertisers, and partners. He helped develop the company’s hiring processes and was influential in setting its communications and marketing practices. Rosenberg is now an advisor to Alphabet management. Along with the recently released “Trillion Dollar Coach," he is the author, along with Eric Schmidt, of the New York Times best-selling book “How Google Works.”
Prior to joining Google, Rosenberg ran products and services at Excite@Home, managed the eWorld product line for Apple Computer, and directed product marketing for Knight Ridder Information Services.
Rosenberg holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree with honors in economics from Claremont McKenna College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
In France, race does not exist. French people are raised believing that there is only one race: the human race. Despite this belief, racial disparities operate at every level of French society, which creates a major contradiction. Rokhaya Diallo, an award-winning French journalist, will discuss how millions of Black French citizens reconcile their existence with the non-acknowledgment of their experience.
Rokhaya Diallo is a French journalist, writer, filmmaker, and activist for racial, gender, and religious equality. TV host and a pundit on several French and international networks, Diallo is also a contributor to several newspapers and magazines. She has produced and/or has directed TV and radio programs and documentaries including the award-winning Steps to Liberty. She has published Racism: a guide; France Belongs to Us; France: One and Multicultural, How to talk to kids about racism, Afro!; and a graphic novel Pari(s) d'Amies.
Ms. Diallo's Athenaeum presentation is co-sponsored by the department of Modern Languages and Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies.
Photo credit: Mario Epanya