Case | HBS Case Collection | April 2007 (Revised July 2011)

The Tale of the Lynx (A)

by Noam Wasserman

Abstract

The founders of Lynx Solutions have survived major challenges within their board of directors, the firing of Lynx's founder-CEO and departure of its successor CEO, and a crisis sparked by media allegations that it had been spying on its users. Now that the company is finally becoming profitable, the two remaining founders are embroiled in exhausting fights over how aggressively the company should try to grow, and those fights are threatening to derail Lynx's recent success.

Keywords: Business Startups; Decision Choices and Conditions; Governing and Advisory Boards; Growth and Development Strategy; Management Teams; Conflict and Resolution; Business Strategy; Computer Industry;

Citation:

Wasserman, Noam. "The Tale of the Lynx (A)." Harvard Business School Case 807-151, April 2007. (Revised July 2011.)