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(Revised from original 2011 version)
Career at a Crossroad: Akhil Patel
Akhil Patel is passionate about his business idea: an innovative green technology fuel cell. He wants to dive in and commit to his startup, but his fiancée is much more risk averse, his parents don't approve of the startup, and Akhil has an enticing alternative offer from a prestigious consulting firm. Should Akhil follow his dream and become an entrepreneur? Or should he take the "safer" consulting job?
Risk and Uncertainty;
Personal Development and Career;
Green Technology Industry;
Wasserman, Noam, Lisa Brem, and Yael Braid. "Career at a Crossroad: Akhil Patel." Harvard Business School Case 812-010, January 2013. (Revised from original August 2011 version.)