Uberpreneurs: How to Create Innovative Global Businesses and Transform Human Societies

Uberpreneurs: How to Create Innovative Global Businesses and Transform Human Societies


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Uberpreneurs: How to Create Innovative Global Businesses and Transform Human Societies by Peter Andrews, Fiona Wood

Exploring the lives and achievements of 36 extraordinary individuals from across 18 nations and every continent, this books champions innovators: the disruptive individuals whose heroic visions and indomitable spirits are redefining the economic and social structure of our world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137376145
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 12/13/2013
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Peter Andrews, formerly Queensland Chief Scientist, has founded or co-founded half a dozen biotechnology companies, two of which have drugs on international markets, and several major research centres. He is a Fellow of both the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and an Officer of the Order of Australia.

Fiona Wood is a science and innovation policy analyst who advises research and government agencies in Europe, Asia and North America on how to align research investment with stakeholder expectations. Her current research focuses on the vital role that innovation and entrepreneurship play in creating new businesses, more rewarding jobs and, ultimately, a happier planet.

Table of Contents

1. Here's to the Crazy Ones! PART I: BIG BUSINESS 2. Sofas, Spirits and Skirts Ingvar Kamprad – IKEA Chuck Feeney – Duty Free Shoppers Group Amancio Ortega – Zara 3. Building Hope and Pride Mo Ibrahim – Celtel Liu Yonghao – New Hope Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw – Biocon 4. Space Invasion Richard Branson – Virgin Group Elon Musk - PayPal, Tesla Jeff Bezos – Amazon Inc PART II: HIGH TECHNOLOGY 5. Speed Bytes Bill Gates - Microsoft Larry Page - Google Niklas Zennström – Skype 6. From Helix to Helico George Rathmann - Amgen Craig Venter – J Craig Venter Institute Barry Marshall – The University of Western Australia 7. Coming Clean Olivia Lum - Hyflux Zhengrong Shi- Suntech Shai Agassi – Better Place PART III: HAPPY PEOPLE 8. Looking Good Luiz Seabra – Natura Cosmetics Martha Tilaar - Martha Tilaar Group 9. Feeling Good Jamie Oliver – Jamie Oliver Group Oprah Winfrey – Harpo Productions 10. Finding Friends ... Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook Ma 'Pony' Huateng - Tencent 11. ... and Family Gilad Japhet – MyHeritage Nayna Patel – Akanksha Infertility Clinic Doron Mamet – Tammuz PART IV: BETTER WORLD 12. Money Matters Muhammad Yunus - Grameen Bank Claus-Peter Zeitinger – ProCredit Bank 13. AIDS Crusades Mechai Viravaidya - Population & Community Development Association Mitch Besser – Mothers2Mothers 14. Kids' Biz Jeroo Billimoria - Aflatoun Soraya Salti – Injaz-al-Arab 15. Living off the Land Roy Prosterman - Landesa Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-Amoudi - MIDROC Sai Ramakrishna Karuturi - Karuturi Global PART V: THE ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES 16. The Nature of Überpreneurs APPENDIX: PROFILES OF POWER

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A_Sloan More than 1 year ago
Inspired! I feel excited to have just learned about such a respectable group of people – truly exemplary citizens of the world. Uberpreneurs are entrepreneurs who have achieved at driving global change beyond economic goals but in the social and environmental realms as well. This holistic look at progress is what we need to protect the future, and hopefully by recognizing, supporting, and honoring these 36 individuals, more will follow. This book is the product of Queensland, Australia’s chief scientist Peter Andrews and science & innovation policy analyst Fiona Wood. In the uberpreneur profiles, they found a set of common characteristics for people with very diverse backgrounds.  A great example of being “focused and confident” is found in Sir Richard Branson of Virgin companies who says: “My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them. . . . I have always lived my life by making lists. . . . Each day I work through these lists, and that sequence of calls propels me forward.” This guys has set in motion the first commercial galactic travel system, people! Wow. The authors conclude their look at current uberpreneurs by discussing how we can perpetuate more like them: teach aspiring entrepreneurs the facts, help their networks build, provide resources, and give them space to do their thing!