Proudly Presents

Northwestern University Kellogg Professor – Carter Cast on “The Right and Wrong Stuff.  How Brilliant Careers are Made and Unmade”

   Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6:00 to 9:00 PM

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Hosted at UCI Merage School of Business

4293 Pereira Dr., Irvine, CA  92697 

OCMBA is proud and fortunate to have Professor Carter Cast as our February keynote speaker to address his views on “The Right and Wrong Stuff” highlighting his original look into the rules and rituals of business life – why some people make it big while others, equally experienced, talented, and credentialed, fall by the wayside – all based on Cast’s personal experiences, fly-on-the-wall observations, and deep research into the topic of career derailment and what high performers do differently than the rest.

Carter Cast is a professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, where he’s received the Faculty Impact Award for six years running by his students. When not teaching, he is a venture partner at Pritzker Group Venture Capital, which invests in early stage technology companies.

Carter’s writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Forbes. He has been a guest on shows such as Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC and Fox. Cast also sits on the board of Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), SMS Assist, Inc. and the Family Action Network. Prior to his academic and venture-capital career, Cast was the chief executive officer at Walmart.com, the founding chief marketing officer of Blue Nile, Inc. and a marketing manager at PepsiCo’s Frito Lay division, where he derailed and later recovered. The program will include Carter sharing his insights perspectives, followed by Q&A from the audience.

Register at:  Chicago Booth Alumni Portal

Fee:  $30 if you RSVP by February 7th, $40 afterward (cash only on site)

Appetizers and bar included in event fee

Paid self-parking available across UCI Merage (cash is recommended)

Dress Code:  Smart business casual attire – no jeans, no shorts


Sponsor Clubs: Kellogg | Booth | Sloan

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Questions?  Contact Richard Park (Kellogg) at richardpark1077@gmail.com, Scott Shea (Booth) at scott.shea0928@gmail.com, or Jennifer Chang (MIT) at jennifer.chang@sloan.mit.edu.

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