In my final class related post for ENT601 – Entrepreneurial Innovation, I want to briefly reflect on the value gained from re-reading “The Pursuit of Wow! Every Person’s Guide to Topsy-Turvy Times.” Frankly, over the last eight weeks the book has given me a new perspective on the application of innovation in entrepreneurship. Mr. Peters’ ramblings aside, the book led me to new ideas and thoughts about innovation that I had not considered before. My recent post, Multiculturalism’s Influence on Entrepreneurial Growth, for example, is a somewhat indirect result. “The Pursuit of Wow!” opened the door for broader thinking about the implications cultural and societal change have on the state of entrepreneurship in the United States. Cultural impacts on entrepreneurship is now a topic that I am very interested in researching further, yet I would not have stumbled upon without the help of Mr. Peters and me.
The book’s uneven and sometimes inconsistent approach makes following Tom Peter’s thought process a bit of a challenge, but then, maybe that is the point. The world is often uneven and inconsistent, and entrepreneurs must always navigate topsy-turvy times to ensure success. It will remain on my shelf for future reading. And I will not wait twenty years before I read it again.
Thanks to all who have followed along these past two months. I have enjoyed your comments and our exchanges.
David Harkins is a serial entrepreneur with significant experience in branding, strategy, licensing and marketing.
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