John Stanton: Managing Successful Partnerships

By H. Grousbeck, Arar Han
2011 | Case No. E429 | Length 13 pgs.
John Stanton (HBS MBA ’79), founder of Western Wireless (T-mobile), faces two management decisions: what to do about a good friend and senior executive whose role needs to be redefined, and how to respond to a departing board member who wants to email remaining board members detailing a proposal Stanton opposes. This case sets up a classroom discussion around these decisions by providing the historical context of the company, as well as outlining the circumstances of the decisions ahead. Also see E275, John Stanton: Managing Through Adversity

Learning Objective

To encourage students to explore these issues in an entrepreneurial management context, and to determine what is best practice.
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