This is Why You Come to Columbia
Bill Campbell is held in the highest regard on both coasts
An absolutely incredible Fortune Magazine article about the enormous influence of Bill Campbell in the tech world is now available online.
The piece catalogues how Campbell has played a positive role in the growth and survival of some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley and actually, the entire business world. The man we thought we knew as simply a successful, "post-football", CEO of Intuit is credited with making Google, Apple and many other companies what they are today.
The fact that he was one of the most over-achieving football players in Columbia history makes every assertion in the article ring true. And the fact that he endured six very tough years as Columbia's head coach makes it also obvious that Bill Campbell can truly laugh in the face of adversity.
If you are a player or a coach involved in the Columbia football program, or are considering becoming one, people like Bill Campbell and his story is the reason why you come here. Sure... Harvard, Yale and Princeton offer great connections too. But, as I've written here many times before, the Columbia football fraternity is much smaller and closer knit.
The leader of that fraternity is Bill Campbell and everyone connected to Columbia football is richer for it.
Bill Campbell,just to the left of the ball carrier, was a fearsome blocker (CREDIT: Columbia College Today)