The Richard Outcault Team Spirit Award

RichardOutcaltAwardtrophy.jpgRichard Outcault was a member of Northeastern University’s team for the 1998 Concordia International Case Competition. Three days before the competition, his father suddenly died. Yet, per his father’s wish, Richard rushed back from California to join his team on their trip to Montreal. This trip itself turned into a 24-hour adventure because of the worst snow storm in a century to hit Montreal.

In the end, the Northeastern team took first prize. However, Richard missed the award ceremony to attend his father’s funeral.

Those who knew what Richard had been through were in awe of his physical and mental stamina, not to mention his humor, creativity, and positive outlook. He, in turn, truly cherished the “Concordia experience”.

Two years later, a few days after attending a practice session by Northeastern’s 2000 team, Richard himself succumbed to a rare infection.

The Richard Outcault Team Spirit Prize was instituted by Northeastern University and the organizers of the Concordia MBA International Case Competition to honor Richard’s spirit, which still reflects everything good that the competition has to offer.

Previous winners of the Richard Outcault Team Spirit Award

Heinrich-Heine Universität Dusseldorf, Germany
University of Otago, New Zealand
Heinrich-Heine Universität Dusseldorf, Germany
Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland
Universität Paderborn, Germany
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India
University of Tennessee – Knoxville
Universität Münster, Germany
Purdue University – Krannert School of Management, USA
Miami University, USA
Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, USA
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany