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Wharton Digital Press  |  December 16, 2011

Brilliant Mistakes Named “Best Business Book of the Year”

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Wharton Digital Press is proud to announce that Brilliant Mistakes: Finding Success on the Far Side of Failure, by Paul J. H. Schoemaker received “#1 Best Business Book of the Year” kudos from the Patriot-News PennLive.com and has been featured by Inc.com, Forbes, and the International Business Times, among other outlets.

In conjunction with the book’s release, Wharton Digital Press is launching a Brilliant Mistakes Contest that challenges managers, entrepreneurs, and professionals to recognize a “brilliant mistake” that jumpstarted success. Prizes include roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines, a week of Wharton Executive Education coursework, and lunch with the author.

Through stories and analysis woven through the book, Brilliant Mistakes shows that there is a difference between silly errors and brilliant mistakes and that designing for, and learning from, a mistake can make it brilliant.

Entries to the contest will be evaluated based on the degree of innovation resulting from the mistake and significance of the resulting changes. Competitors who wish to be considered for an award should include in their submission a brief description (300 words or less) of their most brilliant mistake, highlighting the context in which it occurred, key learnings, and what changes resulted from this problem.

The Brilliant Mistakes Contest judges represent Wharton faculty as well as thought leaders in the field of business innovation. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2012, and winners will be announced on February 15, 2012.

For more information, visit Brilliant Mistakes.