| HBS Case Collection
(Revised January 2013)
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;