An Evening With Megan McArdle / Chicago Booth Alumni Club 2013 Annual Dinner Meeting

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

October 16, 2013: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Reconnect with fellow alumni and classmates and enjoy remarks from journalist, blogger, and author, Megan McArdle, who will share insights into recognizing mistakes early to channel them into future success. 


Gleacher Center
Room 621
450 North Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

Most new products fail and so do most small businesses. Similarly, most of us experience a major setback in our personal or professional lives. But only some of us bounce back and follow up with a home run.

So what determines who will bounce back from a setback with a home run?

If you want to succeed in business and in life, you have to learn how to harness the power of failure.Drawing on cutting-edge research in science, psychology, economics, and business, and talking to experts in diverse fields such as turnaround experts, emergency room doctors and mountaineers, Megan argues that failure is how people and businesses learn.

Dynamic and punchy, McArdle teaches us how to recognize mistakes early to channel setbacks into future success.


Members, Students and Guests through 9/16: $20; after 9/16: $25.00

Non-Members: through 9/16: $35; after 9/16: $45

Through September 20, 2013, become a member (or renew your membership) and register for this event for only $50.00. This offer is only available online.


Register Online

Deadline: 10/16/2013


5:30 PM-6:30 PM: Reception, Cash Bar

6:30 PM-7:00 PM: Sit-down Dinner, catered by Wolfgang Puck

7:00 PM-7:30 PM: Welcome and Introductory Remarks, Board elections

7:30 PM-8:20 PM: Keynote address by Megan McArdle

8:20 PM-8:30 PM: Closing Remarks

Speaker Profiles

Megan McArdle (Speaker) '01

Megan McArdle has been one of our most popular business writers for more than a decade, covering the rise and fall of some the world's top companies and challenging us to think differently about how we live, learn, and work.

Megan McArdle is a Bloomberg View columnist who writes on economics, business and public policy. Previously she was the business and economics editor at The Atlantic and has worked in various capacities for The Economist, where she wrote about economics and oversaw the founding of "Free Exchange," the magazine's economics blog. Her work history includes three start-ups, four years as a technology project manager for a boutique consulting firm, a summer as an associate at an investment bank, and a year spent as an executive copy girl for a disaster-recovery firm at Ground Zero.


Jon Peterson 

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