Entrepreneurship

February 2016

Sofar Sounds: Charting the next stage of growth

By Julian Birkinshaw, David Mather

This case traces the development of a live entertainment company, Sofar Sounds, from a conversation among three friends about their frustrations with live music events, through early success and now to a point where the…

March 2017

Raising capital for Financial Butler (C)

By Bryan Stroube, Michael Bikard, Ken Mark

This case focuses on Nick Hungerford’s attempt to raise capital for his FinTech start-up, Financial Butler, (later renamed Nutmeg). The concept is a digital platform offering a revolutionary, transparent and fair service to an “untapped”…

March 2017

Raising capital for Financial Butler (B)

By Bryan Stroube, Michael Bikard, Ken Mark

This case focuses on Nick Hungerford’s attempt to raise capital for his FinTech start-up, Financial Butler, (later renamed Nutmeg). The concept is a digital platform offering a revolutionary, transparent and fair service to an “untapped”…

March 2017

Raising capital for Financial Butler (A)

By Bryan Stroube, Michael Bikard, Ken Mark

This case focuses on Nick Hungerford’s attempt to raise capital for his FinTech start-up, Financial Butler, (later renamed Nutmeg). The concept is a digital platform offering a revolutionary, transparent and fair service to an “untapped”…

October 2018

Julie Brighton

By John Mullins

Julie Brighton had done some secondary research to determine the market size for her new charcoal starter, a product she hoped would be the basis for starting a small company with her friend Jim Henly.

July 2018

Dollar Shave Club: Disrupting the Shaving Industry

By Nader Tavassoli

The case describes how Dollar Shave Club proved to be a disruptive force in the shaving industry, one dominated by Gillette for over a Century. It did so without a single patent to its name,…

January 2013

Canadian Compression Corporation: Dealing with Complexity (B)

By Donald Sull, Stefano Turconi, Costas Markides

Formed through the merger of two competitors in 2007, Canadian Compression Corporation (CCC) was one of the leading providers of natural gas compression services globally and had over 10,000 employees. The company reported disappointing financial…

January 2013

Canadian Compression Corporation: Dealing with Complexity (A)

By Donald Sull, Stefano Turconi

Formed through the merger of two competitors in 2007, Canadian Compression Corporation (CCC) was one of the leading providers of natural gas compression services globally and had over 10,000 employees. The company reported disappointing financial…