CHAPTER 8: CASE STUDIES FROM MEDIUM-SIZED COMPANIES
A case of intrigue – the missing contract
This case is not for the faint of heart, as it illustrates some of the rougher aspects of corporate life today.
Four medium-sized, highly regarded companies decided to join forces and brands, and combine one aspect of their activities into a new company and, thereby, a new brand. That company, henceforth called X, was established and one managing director (Y) was given full, sole decision power on all business aspects. He was given an assistant, leased to company X by one of the parent companies.
At first, all went well, and company X performed well. Suddenly, however, managing director Y developed a deep-seated desire to get rid of one of the owners ...