Akhil Patel is passionate about his business idea: an innovative green technology fuel cell. He wants to dive in and commit to its start, but his fiancee is much more risk averse, his parents did not approve of the commissioning and Akhil has a tempting alternative offer from a reputed consulting company. If Akhil to follow his dream and become an entrepreneur? Or he should be the “safer” consulting job?

Akhil Patel is passionate about his business idea: an innovative green technology fuel cell. He wants to dive in and commit to its start, but his fiancee is much more risk averse, his parents did not approve of the commissioning and Akhil has a tempting alternative offer from a reputed consulting company. If Akhil to follow his dream and become an entrepreneur? Or he should be the “safer” consulting job?
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Noam Wasserman,
Lisa Brem,
Yael Braid
Source: Harvard Business School
3 pages.
Release Date: 1 August 2011. Prod #: 812010-PDF-ENG
Career at a crossroads: Akhil Patel HBR case solution

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