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Bill White (Episode 20)


Sacred Conversation About Work

Episode 20

In Episode 20, Carol continues her talk with Bill White, past CEO of Bell and Howell and past chairman of Whitestar Graphics, Inc and now an academic at Northwestern University.

In this second part of a two-part interview, Bill talks about his worst and best work experiences, why humility can be hard to find in business, and the importance of joy, self-awareness, and experimentation for a successful career. You’ll learn the secret to happiness, as Bill shares more of his life story, including the losses that he’s experienced and the blessings that he’s received. Listen in for remarkable advice from a seasoned business executive, generous teacher and a true humanitarian.

Bill White has been a Professor in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University for over twenty years. His passion for developing the next generation of leaders has resulted in numerous teaching awards–and a special place in the hearts and minds of current students and alumni.

His most recent book: From Day One: CEO Advice to Launch an Extraordinary Career is targeted to young professionals starting their careers.

Bill White knows of what he speaks and writes. In addition to his time at Bell and Howell and Whitestar, he held executive positions with USG, Mead, and Hartmarx Corporations. He has served on the board of nine public companies and several startups, including The Reader’s Digest Association, USG, Harris Bank, and the Chicago Stock Exchange. He currently is on the board of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

For more information on Bill please visit his website: http://myextraordinarycareer.com/

Or email him: white@northwestern.edu

 

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