This case describes the life and career of Donna Dubinsky, a high-ranking female executive and entrepreneur. Throughout her career, Dubinsky remained on the leading edge of the technology field. In the A case, two exciting options lay ahead of Dubinsky, one with a leader she knew, respected, and had worked for before, and the other from a new contact with an opportunity to lead a small, unproven startup firm. The B case describes her decision and brings the reader up to venture number three called Numenta. The cases are intended to give management students a broad view of one executive’s lifestyle, of how she built and maintained business and personal relationships, and the way she developed her personal style throughout her professional career.
Darden Business Publishing – University of Virginia