Author. From Day One: CEO Advice to Launch an Extraordinary Career, Pearson Prentice-Hall, (2005)... more

Professor. Northwestern University Dept. of Industrial Engg. & Management Sciences, Professor (1998-Present)... more

Businessman. Bell & Howell Company, Skokie, IL. Chairman/ CEO (1990-1998)... more



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From Day One. This book reveals the pragmatic wisdom and career-defining strategies that every college student should learn and that all young professionals must have on the first day and early on in their careers... more

Articles. “Do you have passion…for your profession?”... more

Business. Creative Collective Bargaining... more


From Day One. Bill White's enthusiasm and expertise are evident in this highly readable book, which adds a conversational element to a topic that could--in lesser hands--become preachy and dry... more

Talks. “Anyone approaching Day One would be hard pressed to get a better locker room-style pep talk than that offered by former CEO and current academic Bill White...” more

Talks & Presentations

Launching Your Career. Frequent speaker and media interview guest on the topic of launching an extraordinary career... more

Leadership. Professor White’s research is focused on the correlation between certain leader’s habits and the success of the enterprise... more

Corporate Governance.
Experienced speaker and panel moderator on the topic of the Board’s role in corporate strategy... more