Cases Directory


SELCO: Determining a path forward

Format: Raw, online case
Harish Hande and the company he founded, SELCO, provide solar electricity to India's poor. SELCO had become known for devising innovative solar solutions. Read More


Mayo Clinic: Design Thinking in Health Care

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In the early 2000s, Mayo Clinic physician Nicholas LaRusso began asking himself a question: if we can test new drugs in clinical trials, can we also test new kinds of doctor-patient interactions? Read More


Project Masiluleke: Texting and Testing to Fight HIV/AIDS in South Africa

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When Krista Dong and Zinhle Thabethe came to the 2006 PopTech conference in Camden, Maine, they hoped to expand their fight against HIV/AIDS, one of South Africa’s greatest problems. Read More


Teach For All: Designing a Global Network

Format: Raw, online case
By their November 2011 annual conference in Mumbai, India, Teach For All’s network consisted of 23 national partner organizations. Read More


Trina Solar: Expanding in the United States Market

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At the end of 2010, Jifan Gao, Trina Solar’s founder and chairman, wondered how his company could expand its presence in the United States market. Read More


Kmart Bankruptcy

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On January 22, 2002, Kmart became the largest retail chain in the history of the United States to file for bankruptcy. Less than 18 months later, the company emerged from Chapter 11 protection and its stocked soared. Read More


Norway Pension Fund Global

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When international markets collapsed in 2008, the investments of the Pension Fund Global, Norway's sovereign wealth fund set up to manage the country's oil revenues, dropped by nearly 25 percent as measured in international currency. Read More


George Hudson and the 1840s Railway Mania

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Railways were one of the original disruptive technologies: they transformed England from an island of slow, agricultural villages into a fast, urban, industrialized nation. Read More


360 State – Real Options

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In 2010, developer Bruce Becker completed 360 State Street, a major new construction project in downtown New Haven, Connecticut. The building was a 32-story high-rise with 500 apartments, a parking garage, and a grocery store on the street level. Read More


Air Canada: Selling the Company by the Slice

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Robert Milton had been fascinated by flying ever since childhood and dreamed of running an airline. But as he grew up and entered the industry, Milton came to see how poorly the major “legacy” airlines performed financially. Read More


Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan: A Takeover Bid Focuses Attention on the Potash Market

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In August of 2010, BHP Billiton, the Australia-based mining giant, launched a $38.6 billion hostile bid to take over the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PotashCorp). Read More


Cadbury: An Ethical Company Struggles to Insure the Integrity of Its Supply Chain

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Chocolate had always been considered an affordable luxury, associated with romance and celebrations. Therefore in 2000 and 2001, revelations that the production of cocoa in the Côte d’Ivoire involved child slave labor set chocolate companies, consumers, and governments reeling. Read More


Walmart de México: Investing in Renewable Energy

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When Walmart de México y Centroamérica decided to buy the power generated by the Electrica del Valle de México’s (EVM) wind farm, EVM’s struggling project received a significant boost. Read More


Golden Agri Resources and Sustainability

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While the use of palm oil has been documented since ancient times, it is only in the past few decades that this tropical product has taken off in the international market. Read More


The Battle for Endesa: Worth E.ON’s Energy?

Format: Raw, online case
There were not many lawyers in charge of Europe’s largest multinationals, but even among them Wulf H. Bernotat stood out. Read More