Explore the "Why" Behind Successful Businesses with Northern Trust’s Newest Podcast

Posted March 20, 2024 in Lifestyle by Ashleigh King

From start-up founders to multi-generational family enterprises, most business owners are driven to succeed for reasons well beyond making money. Whether it’s a passion for reshaping their industry, building a family legacy, or advancing the causes they care most about, exploring the larger “why” of their life’s work offers insights into how successful leaders operate and what is really important to them.

On The Road to Why, host Eric Czepyha, Director of Business Services at Northern Trust, speaks with today’s entrepreneurs and visionaries about their personal and professional stories, family and succession, and the greater meaning of it all. Join us for season two of The Road to Why, debuting this March, for advice, life lessons and riveting stories from those who have experienced success in both expected and unexpected ways.

Recent episodes include:

Assuming Positive Intent with Scott O’Neil: As CEO of Harris Blitzer, Scott O’Neil oversaw the company’s portfolio, including the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Devils. More recently, he moved to London to become the CEO of Merlin Entertainments, the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator. Learn the principles Scott lives by and how he instills those values in the next generation.

Planning for What’s Next with Ed Hajim (On the Road Less Traveled): At the age of three, Ed Hajim was kidnapped by his father, driven cross-country, and told his mother had died. Despite these circumstances, Ed earned a scholarship to the University of Rochester, served in the U.S. Navy, graduated from Harvard Business School and went on to build an extraordinary Wall Street career. Ed shares his story and what drives him to support numerous organizations through his foundation.

The Road to Why is available on major podcast platforms, including Apple, Google and Spotify.

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