The Legacy and Lessons of Legendary CEO Hunter Harrison
Hunter Harrison dramatically turned around four publicly traded railroads, including Canadian National and Canadian Pacific, earning shareholders well north of $50 billion. But some of his methods were harsh and views of him are divided. There are those who remain devoted – the many he coached and mentored – and those who feel repugnance for his style of management. Join Howard Green, the bestselling author of Railroader: The Genius and Controversy of Four Time CEO Hunter Harrison as he speaks about Harrison’s action-filled career. From his granular understanding of railroading, to his questioning mind, his challenging of the status quo and reshaping of corporate cultures, clashes with boards of directors and teaming up with activist hedge funds, Harrison’s story is rich with leadership lessons. Railroader, which debuted at number one on The Globe and Mail’s bestseller list, is the inside story of Harrison’s life, with up-close, fly-on-the-wall scenes, right up until just days before his untimely death in December 2017.
Howard Green was founding anchor at BNN, where he hosted for 15 years, conducting some 14,000 interviews with leading CEOs, policy makers and money managers. He is a two-time Emmy nominee, Gemini Award winner and finalist for the National Business Book Award. Green is also the author Banking on America: How TD Bank Rose to the Top and Took on the USA and co-author with Charles Bronfman of Distilled: A Memoir of Family, Seagram, Baseball and Philanthropy.
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