Case | HBS Case Collection | November 2001 (Revised August 2002)

Audio Spotlight, The

by Youngme E. Moon


Joe Pompei, a graduate student at the MIT Media Lab, has invented a breakthrough audio invention. The invention is an "Audio Spotlight" that projects a narrow beam of sound in the same way a laser beam projects a narrow beam of light. He must now decide how to commercialize the technology. He has narrowed down the commercial possibilities to four markets: the autosound market, the professional audio market, the interactive kiosk market, and the home audio market.

Keywords: Corporate Entrepreneurship; Independent Innovation and Invention; Marketing; Demand and Consumers; Value Creation;


Moon, Youngme E. "Audio Spotlight, The." Harvard Business School Case 502-014, November 2001. (Revised August 2002.)