Mark Samuel Weighs In On The Great Read "Railroader"

March 14, 2019 - Wellington, FL

Mark Samuel.
Photo courtesy of Mark Samuel

Mark Samuel, the Chairman of the Board of Samuel, Son & Co., Limited and Vice-President of Fédération Equestre Internationale, enjoyed reading “Railroader” and shared these thoughts: 

“Hunter Harrison stood as a giant in the worlds of show jumping and commerce. Many of the same attributes that led to his success in business were present in his equestrian industry pursuits also. Reading “Railroader” sheds light on how Hunter’s generosity of spirit, bold vision, and no-nonsense approach transformed railroading...twice. Show jumping fans will likewise recognize Hunter’s homespun sensibility, his drive, determination, pursuit of excellence and sense of humor. 

“‘Railroader’ is a great read, shedding light on the remarkable life of a remarkable man. From humble beginnings to global excellence, Hunter never lost a sense of himself, his appreciation for a quality team, his focus on world-class performance or his desire to make a difference.”

Copies of “Railroader” are available at the Winter Equestrian Festival Boutique and from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

“Railroader: The Unfiltered Genius and Controversy of Four-Time CEO Hunter Harrison” is an unflinching biography of the railroad CEO Hunter Harrison, who also made a lasting impact on the world of show jumping through his ownership of top horses at his Double H Farm and by bringing corporate sponsorship from CN and CP to multiple venues such as the venerated Spruce Meadows and the Winter Equestrian Festival. The author, Howard Green, was a broadcast journalist for 33 years and is best known as founding anchor at Canada's Business News Network. During his almost 15 years at BNN, he conducted more than 14,000 interviews, many with leading CEOs and the biggest names in business and politics, including Sir Richard Branson, Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan, and former British prime minister Tony Blair. Green is a two-time Emmy nominee and winner of Canada's top television prize for his documentary work, and his films have been broadcast worldwide. In 2013, Green became a bestselling author with the release of his first book, Banking on America: How TD Bank Rose to the Top and Took on the USA. Howard Green lives in Toronto.