In order to facilitate a memorial service for the late Bill Campbell, a renowned executive coach of Silicon Valley, Apple announced yesterday that it would be releasing its earnings reports on Tuesday (26th April 2016) instead of Monday (25th April 2016).
According to Reuters, Apple was all set to publish its second-quarter results on 25th April. However, out of admiration for Campbell’s life’s works and respect for his close ones, Apple has decided to delay its reports by a day. CNBC reported that the delay was a conscious decision taken by Apple, for the memorial service of Campbell will take place on 25th April 2016.
Campbell was known to act as a coach to a number of eminent leaders in the tech industry, including the Steve Jobs of Apple and Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com. He died at the age of 75 years after battling cancer for several years. As a tribute to Campbell, a memorial page has been created by Apple. The creator speaks from his heart: “Bill Campbell was a coach and mentor to many of us at Apple… We will miss his wisdom, his friendship, his humor, and his love for life.”
Even though Campbell rarely faced the spotlight himself, he was a priceless contributor and advisor in the lives of many the then aspiring entrepreneurs. Apple and Google are just two of the epic brands that he helped build. He was fondly called the “coach” after he spent about six years coaching the football team at Columbia University during the 1980s. Some of the top innovators and talented minds of the modern tech industry have managed to reach peaks of success due to his insightful wisdom and guidance. His sad demise is being mourned by industrialists all across the globe.
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