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Madam C.J. Walker: Entrepreneur, Leader, and Philanthropist

Authors: Koehn, Nancy F.; Dwojeski, Anne E.; Grundy, William; Helms, Erica; Miller, Katherine
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2007

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Madam C. J. Walker, the first self-made African-American woman millionaire, was active in the social and political causes of her day, and used her position as a successful entrepreneur to promote philanthropy. Analyzes the evolution of business leadership, from entrepreneurial origins to market pre-eminence and social impact.

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John Mackey and Whole Foods Market

Authors: Koehn, Nancy F.; Miller, Katherine
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School Publishing
Publication Year: 2007

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This case discusses the rapidly growing business of organic foods, analyzes entrepreneurial agency in the context of a young market, and examines the role of social as well as organizational leadership in the 21st century.

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Oprah Winfrey

Authors: Koehn, Nancy F.; Helms, Erica; Miller, Katherine; Wilcox, Rachel K.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2009

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The case explores the entrepreneurial journey of Oprah Winfrey, examining how she built an audience for one of the most successful television shows in history; how she created the company, Harpo Productions, that produces that show as well as other media offerings; how she leads and manages her organization; and how she has chosen to use the authority and other fruits of success to make a significant social as well as business contribution.

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Bono and U2

Authors: Koehn, Nancy F.; Miller, Katherine; Wilcox, Rachel K.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2009

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This case traces the 30-year development of the rock band U2 and the development of its four members as artists, business leaders, and humanitarians (with particular attention paid to lead singer Bono's global humanitarian work).

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Gary Hirshberg and Stonyfield Farm

Authors: Koehn, Nancy F.; Khan, Nora N.; Legris, Elizabeth
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2012

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This is the story of one entrepreneur's vision and journey to create a market-leading, environmentally responsible business founded on the principles of product quality, organizational alignment and sustainability. Throughout, readers will encounter the challenges that Hirshberg, his colleagues and his family confronted as they (all) worked to create a business with a firm commitment to both sustainability and high quality...

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