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Business of Innovation by Russell Radford, Roger Bean

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CHAPTER FIVE

INNOVATION WITH A PURPOSE

THE OPEN EXHAUST OF THE twin-cylinder engine was roaring wildly, 24 horsepower braying in his face. The hot and acrid exhaust offended his nostrils and numbed his ears. The exhilaration was almost palpable. Years of dreaming and months of assembly finally over, the frail collection of bamboo, fabric, and agricultural spare parts called out to him. Sweat beaded on his forehead despite the modest temperature. The time was now. His pulse quickened, he eased in the throttle, the noise increased, and the machine began to move. Faster, faster it accelerated. The wind was pummeling his bare face with fierce intensity. Never had he experienced anything like the mingled sensation of fear and elation he was feeling ...

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