Case | HBS Case Collection | December 2007 (Revised February 2012)

John and Andrea Rice: Entrepreneurship and Life

by Howard H. Stevenson, Janet Kraus and Shirley Spence


The case follows the professional and personal lives of John and Andrea Rice, illustrating the challenge of "juggling" the multiple aspects of life (career, family, community, self) in the pursuit of a personal vision of success. Particular attention is paid to the role of entrepreneurship. The case is set in mid 2007. John Rice, founder and CEO of Management Leadership for Tomorrow, is passionate about the nonprofit's commitment to minority leadership development, and access to opportunity. But he also is excited about launching a new for-profit venture, CareerCore, with his wife. He must decide what role to play in each of the organizations going forward.

Keywords: For-Profit Firms; Entrepreneurship; Work-Life Balance; Family and Family Relationships; Nonprofit Organizations;


Stevenson, Howard H., Janet Kraus, and Shirley Spence. "John and Andrea Rice: Entrepreneurship and Life." Harvard Business School Case 808-042, December 2007. (Revised February 2012.)