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(Revised from original 2006 version)
Veridian: Putting a Value on Values
David Langstaff, the CEO of Veridian, a defense company, struggles with the decision of selling the company. Langstaff has concerned himself with inculcalating his organization with the values necessary for superior achievement over the long term. But as a fiduciary, he had to come up with a single value to monetize the reputation the company had built. Langstaff wondered what was best for the firm and its customers and what his other options were. He also was concerned with how the prospect of selling the firm would square with Veridian's commitment to its constituencies and values-based leadership.
Values and Beliefs;
Khurana, Rakesh, Joel Podolny, and Jaan Margus Elias. "Veridian: Putting a Value on Values." Harvard Business School Case 406-028, October 2006. (Revised from original February 2006 version.)