The Richard Outcault Team Spirit Award
The Richard Outcault Team Spirit Award, was introduced in year 2000 to honour the memory of the late Richard Outcault, a former competitor at the John Molson MBA ICC. Richard Outcault was a member of the Northeastern University team in ’98. Three days before the start of the competition, Richard’s father suddenly became terminally ill. However, Richard remained positive, and in accordance with his father’s dying wish, he left his father’s side to compete in the competition. Richard joined his team in Montreal just in time to experience the Great Ice Storm of 1998. In spite of all these tribulations, the Northeastern team took first prize that year! Richard missed the award ceremony to attend his father’s funeral. The story only gets more grim as – in 2000 – Richard succumbed to a rare illness.
Those who knew Richard at the competition in ’98, most notably his fellow participants, were in awe of his physical and mental stamina, not to mention his humour, creativity, and positive outlook. He truly cherished the “MBA ICC experience” and embodied the “team player” attitude. The Richard Outcault Team Spirit Award was introduced in 2000 by Northeastern University and the organizers of the John Molson MBA ICC to honor Richard’s memory and spirit.
While competing, it’s easy to lose sense of our peers. Each year, we award one team that demonstrates genuine team spirit and collaboration. This award is presented at our Final Banquet.
Congratulations to our winning teams in years past:
|2017||The American University of Beirut, Olayan School of Business, Lebanon|
|2016||LUND University, Sweden|
|2015||University of Cape Town, South Africa|
|2014||University College Dublin, Ireland and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore|
|2013||University of Kaiserslautern, Germany|
|2011||Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany|
|2010||Porto Business School, Portugal|
|2009||Miami University, USA|
|2008||Purdue University – Krannert School of Management, USA|
|2007||Universität Münster, Germany|
|2006||Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India
University of Tennessee – Knoxville
|2005||Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada|
|2004||Universität Paderborn, Germany|
|2003||Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland|
|2002||Heinrich-Heine Universität Dusseldorf, Germany|
|2001||University of Otago, New Zealand|
|2000||Heinrich-Heine Universität Dusseldorf, Germany|