About the Author

Dr. Peter Compo is a scientist, engineer, businessman, and writer who spent twenty-five years at DuPont in a diverse, cross-functional career, including director of corporate integrated business planning.

He joined Dupont in 1988 as a research scientist, after receiving his BA in Biology (SUNY Purchase, 1981) and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (City University NY, 1989). He went on to hold positions in research, operations, marketing, product management and director of DuPont ventures, before being appointed to his corporate planning role.

Peter’s broad view of strategy and innovation began developing during his Ph.D. research. In addition to his studies, his musical background led him to recognize common strategy patterns in science and the arts, the same patterns he then also found in business and technology at DuPont.

Based on his unique background, for the past six years Dr. Compo has focused on developing a comprehensive theory of strategy and innovation, and a new approach to the practice of strategy, one that is broadly applicable.

Dr. Compo comes from a multi-generational family of musicians in the New York City metropolitan area, where he was born and raised. He currently splits his time between Delaware and New York.

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