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Henry Tam and the MGI TeamMGI's Team Composition: As a team MGI had seven members: Igor Tkachenko, Alexander (Sasha) Gimpelson, and Roman Yakub, Henry Tran, Dana Soiman, Alexander Jan Sartakov and Dav Clark. Every member had a unique skill or talent to contribute for the business plan contest. Team with homogenous as well as heterogeneous members have the potential to come up with more creative ideas. MGI had a good start up idea, which all members of the group thought they could grow into a great business. They had creative and innovative business idea which allowed any music composition to be turned into a game. But their main weakness is they lacked team unity, coordination and even they were open to ideas from their fellow their team members, but they do not agree with it at the end. For instance, Roman mentioned, "Dana and me versus the Russians". With the differences in their cultural stereotypes, ethnic origins and goals, the team members did not come together to change their company's productivity. There were also personal conflicts among the team members, for instance, Roman quoted that he had conflicts with Sasha saying, "We've had some difficulties and been through a few crises and major misunderstandings". Also, Henry quoted that "Sasha and Dana had negative chemistry". Evaluation of the team "on-paper": The MGI team was multi-talented, functionally diverse, extremely passionate, and had a valuable product. Each member's background and profile were outstanding. It had the perfect combinations of domain expertise and business acumen. They had already developed their firstproduct "The Nutcracker" game was well acclaimed by critics and consumers. Their major cons were

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