OCMBA proudly presents Northwestern University Kellogg Professor Carter Cast discussing "The Right and Wrong Stuff: How Brilliant Careers are Made and Unmade"


UCI Merage School of Business
94293 Pereira Dr
Irvine, California

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Event Details

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 available to meet 1:1 with select executive management teams and leaders in advance of the OCMBA event. Scheduling inquires can be directed to Carlos Paret. 

Attendance at OCMBA events is exclusively for the alumni of the 15 member business schools and their guests. For questions, please contact your OCMBA hosts for this evening: Richard Park (Kellogg), Scott Shea (Chicago Booth), or Jennifer Chang (MIT Sloan)


$30 advance registration

$40 onsite (cash only)

Bar available at the event


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Deadline: 2/7/2018

Speaker Profiles

Carter Cast (Speaker)
Professor, Northwestern - Kellogg

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 and New York Times and Forbes and he has been a guest on shows on 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. Carter's book, "The Right – And Wrong – Stuff: How Brilliant Careers are Made and Unmade" will be made available for purchase at the event.


Scott Shea