Strife With Father
CEO Ben Chase is a confident salesman and former college decathlete now running a fast-track company. His vice-president, Mike Chase, has similar qualities, probably because he's Ben's father. With the two of them around, CableLink has been the scene of some heated--make that scorching--disputes: "shut-the-door, pictures-falling-off-the-walls shouting matches," says Ben. "A couple of times he'd grab his keys and say, 'I'm leaving.' And I'd grab my keys and say, 'You can have this damn company." Ethel Chase, Ben's mom, is the official peacemaker.