For several months things had spiral downward at Savage Beast, the music recommendation company started three years ago by Tim Westergren. The founder of the company’s CEO recently left due to pressures both at home and in the venture. Dozens of investors turned thumbs down on the venture; salaries had been cut, and had increased tensions within the founding team. Now Westergren, Founder, who has taken over as CEO, is currently lower pressure when he finds out that a lawsuit filed b … Read more »

For several months things had spiral downward at Savage Beast, the music recommendation company started three years ago by Tim Westergren. The founder of the company’s CEO recently left due to pressures both at home and in the venture. Dozens of investors turned thumbs down on the venture; salaries had been cut, and had increased tensions within the founding team. Now Westergren, Founder, who has taken over as CEO, is currently lower pressure when he finds out that a lawsuit filed by former employees, and he wonders if it’s time to give, depending on the achievement of its vision.
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Noam Wasserman,
LP Maurice
Source: Harvard Business School
12 pages.
Release Date: 19, November 2008. Prod #: 809 069 PDF-ENG
Savage Beast (A) HBR case solution

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