This series presents the challenges facing the board of directors of a small merchant-banking company in London that is trying to get into the New York market. After hiring an American to develop the business, the board has become concerned about his operating style and his requests for additional authority. The B case chronicles the board's decision to fire the American and withdraw from the New York market. See also the A case (OB-0665). The two cases can be used as a team role-playing exercise.