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The Right (and Wrong) Stuff: How Brilliant Careers are Made and Unmade


Ever wondered why some people make it big while others, equally experienced, talented, and credentialed, fall by the wayside? One study shows that half to two-thirds of all managers will be fired, demoted, or plateau at some point in their careers. Further, the cost of those derailments to companies can be more than twenty times that of the employee’s salary.


Join Kellogg alumni and Professor Carter for a networking evening and learn how to avoid career derailment by becoming more self-aware, more agile, and more effective.


This event is hosted by a Kellogg alum, Raghu Bharatur, at his brand new sports complex, Play N Thrive. Get the scoop on how he started his own business and his vision for the future.


Carter Cast is a professor of innovation and entrepreneurship at the Kellogg School of Management. When not teaching, he is a venture partner at Pritzker Group Venture Capital, which invests in early stage technology companies. 

Carter 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 CEO at, the founding CMO of Blue Nile, Inc. and a marketing manager at PepsiCo’s Frito Lay division, where he derailed and later recovered.

Learn more about The Right (and Wrong) Stuff: 
How Brilliant Careers are Made and Unmade.


Location and Date:

Thursday, February 1

Play n Thrive, 81 Remington Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173



6:00 pm Networking and book pick up

7:00 pm Professor Carter Cast Discussion and Q&A



Tickets: $30 (includes the book).  Please note that the ticket for the event is non-refundable, as we will be purchasing books for registered attendees.

Register here:



Lite appetizers / refreshments will be available during the networking portion of the event.


Thank You to Play n Thrive for hosting us for this event.


Questions Please contact Marta Kwiatek at