Isaac Tigrett - A Maverick Entrepreneur

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Case Code : LDEN034 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 300;
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Corporate Social Responsibility


Spiritualism in Business

Case Length : 09 Pages
Period : 1960-2004
Pub Date : 2005
Teaching Note : Available
Organization : Hard Rockcafe, House of Blues
Industry : Entertainment
Countries : USA


The case deals with the belief and value systems that guided Isaac Tigrett, the entrepreneur behind the ventures - Hard Rock Café, House of Blues, The Spirit Channel and the Bozo Project. The case explains the environment in which Tigrett was brought up and how he applied the human values of Sathya, Dharma, Shanti, Prema and Ahimsa at the workplace. The case also looks into how Tigrett was inspired by his guide, Sri Sathya Sai Baba, to set up a business, which would be run on the fundamentals of human values. The case also explains the challenges that Tigrett had to face while putting into practice the 'Love All, Serve All' and 'Help Ever, Hurt Never' philosophy in the workplace. This included the boardroom brawl at House of Blues which was a result of Tigrett's "desire to express himself through the company."


»  Understand the belief systems that drives an individual to be an entrepreneur.

»  Understand the motivating factors that lead an individual to be an entrepreneur.

»  Understand the factors that lead a leader to question the status-quo.

»  Understand the challenges a leader has to face while questioning the status-quo. 


  Page No.
Introduction 1
The Formative Years 2
Hard Rock Cafe 2
House of Blues 3
The Boardroom Rumble 4
The Spirit Channel and the Bozo Project 5
Love All, Serve All and Help Ever, Hurt Never 6
Exhibits 9


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