Case | HBS Case Collection | September 1988 (Revised July 2000)

Alex Dean

by Shoshana Zuboff, Dave DeLong and Kathleen Scharf


Traces the evolution of Alex Dean's internal and external careers, exploring his psychological and emotional development, as well as seemingly dramatic shifts in career direction from research scientist to venture capitalist. Designed to encourage students to reflect on the evolution of their own internal and external careers.

Keywords: Personal Development and Career; Jobs and Positions; Emotions; Research and Development; Venture Capital;


Zuboff, Shoshana, Dave DeLong, and Kathleen Scharf. "Alex Dean." Harvard Business School Case 489-039, September 1988. (Revised July 2000.)