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Casey Gerald

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There Will Be No Miracles Here

Casey Gerald’s story has the arc of a classic rags-to-riches tale, but he soon discovered there was a steep cost to his success. “If to live as we are is destroying us,” he asks, “what would it mean to truly live?” In this talk, Gerald turns the American Dream narrative on its head, inspiring attendees to keep a positive, but realistic mindset when faced with adversity, while challenging our preconceived notions of success.



Author, There Will Be No Miracles Here

Casey Gerald was the poster child for the American Dream, escaping a harrowing childhood to enter a new world of elite universities and secret societies. But as he climbed the social ladder, he saw how this hierarchical divide stifled those at the margins, and that “salvation stories” like his could be used to keep others from rising. Gerald started an acclaimed non-profit, MBAs Across America, after beginning his career in economic policy and strategy. He has been featured on MSNBC, in The New York Times, Financial Times, The Guardian, and on the cover of Fast Company, which named him one of the “Most Creative People in Business.”