I think it's the most serious thing that we have to deal with in our culture.
- Joe Plumeri
On the most recent episode of my podcast, Unplugged with Brandon Steiner, I spoke with former CEO and Chairman of Willis Group, Joe Plumeri.
Joe has been a great friend of mine for many years and has established himself as a sensational businessman. With much success, it is in part thanks to him that Chicago's tallest building is now known as Willis Tower. Throughout his career Joe has worked for some of the most prestigious insurance brokerages, served as CEO for Citibank and is currently co-owner of the Trenton Thunder. With all of his success, Joe's most important challenge yet is his mission to end the opioid epidemic in this country.
175 people will die today due to substance addiction. Joe himself lost his own son ten years ago and his purpose now is to make sure that no parent has to endure the hardships that he did.
Kids in this country--and I'm talking about as early as high school age--are abusing prescription drugs and other substances. The problems have run rampant. It's time to turn all the "think tanks" into "do tanks" in order to solve those problems.
On the most recent episode of my podcast, in addition to discussing his business experience, Joe and I talk about the actionable steps that can be taken to curb the opioid epidemic.
In this episode we talk about...
- The prevalence of opioid abuse amongst teenagers.
- Ways we can help to breakthrough this issue.
- The importance of teaching schools about addiction.
- How he was able to change the name of the Sears tower to the Willis Tower.
- How to meet CEO's.
- Not letting your yesterdays be your best days.
- ...and more.