Casey Gerald delivers a powerful speech inspiring all of us to give a damn.
About the speaker
Casey is the co-founder and CEO of MBAs Across America, a national movement of MBAs and entrepreneurs working together to revitalize America. He began his career in economic policy and government innovation at the Center for American Progress, and has worked as a strategist with startup social ventures, including Reboot and The Future Project, as well as companies like The Neiman Marcus Group.
A native Texan, Casey received an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BA in Political Science from Yale College, where he was a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship. He has been featured on MSNBC, in the New York Times, Financial Times, The Guardian, and other media outlets.
Casey gave the commencement speech at the 2014 Harvard Business School graduation. The speech has gone viral and since then, he has been featured on the cover of Fast Company, which also named him one of the “Most Creative People in Business.” Casey serves on the advisory boards of the Aspen Institute’s Franklin Project and NPR’s Generation Listen, and has emerged as a voice of the millennial generation for business, entrepreneurship, and finding your purpose.
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Purpose is the new bottom line. — Casey Gerald
F*ck it. We'll do it anyway. — Casey Gerald
Creatives, at your best, you wake us up. You lift our eyes and our collective consciousness to a horizon of hope. — Casey Gerald
There's no line item on a balance sheet for 'give a damn,' but it's the most valuable thing you've got in the business. — Casey Gerald
It's not the what or the how, but it's the WHY, that is at the heart of creative entrepreneurs. It's the WHY that sparks the revolution. — Casey Gerald