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(Revised August 2006)
The Perfect CEO
A venture capitalist must decide among three highly qualified candidates to be CEO of a start-up software company. Each has unique strengths and weaknesses and will take the company in very different directions. Whom should he recommend to the board?
Keywords: Selection and Staffing;
Competency and Skills;
Hardymon, G. Felda, and Ann Leamon. "The Perfect CEO." Harvard Business School Case 805-156, June 2005. (Revised August 2006.)