Case Study

Nick Earle: 'The plate spinner'

11 pages
June 2002
Reference: IMD-3-1071

The case aims to trigger a discussion on the difference between being an entrepreneur in a large firm and leading an entrepreneurial firm. The case is based on an interview with Nick Earle. For 18 years, Nick Earle worked for computer giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) where he started a grass roots revolution to get HP on the Internet bandwagon. After a short period of employment at Ariba, a European dot-com, he became the CEO of StreamServe, an entrepreneurial business communication software company.

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