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Author Andrews, Peter.

Title Uberpreneurs [electronic resource] ; how to create innovative global businesses and transform human societies / Peter Andrews, Fiona Wood.

Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan : [distributor] Not Avail, 2013.


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Physical description 338 p. : 14 ill.
Notes Electronic book text.
Epublication based on: 9781137376145.
Contents 1. Uberpreneurs. Overtakers! 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, Virgin Galactic - Jeff Bezos - Amazon Inc, Blue Origin - Elon Musk - Tesla Motors, SpaceX PART II HIGH TECHNOLOGY 5. Speed Bytes - Bill Gates - Microsoft - Larry Page - Google - Niklas Zennstrom - 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... - Ma "Pony" Huateng - Tencent - Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook 11. ...And Family - Gilad Japhet - MyHeritage - Nayana Patel - Akanksha Infertility Clinic - Doron Mamet - Tammuz International Surrogacy 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 - Child and Youth Finance International - 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 Uberpreneurs.
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Summary 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. Uberpreneurs are entrepreneurs who do more than just build businesses or even entire industries; they drive economic, social and environmental changes on a truly global scale. This book charts the lives and achievements of 36 extraordinary individuals, telling their unique stories and demonstrating how their entrepreneurial spirit and heroic visions are changing the world for the better. The stories include those of business-savvy IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad, the personal brand power of Oprah Winfrey, the pioneering social entrepreneur and creator of Child and Youth Finance International, Jeroo Billimoria, and the highly disruptive co-founder of Skype, Niklas Zennstrom, who wants the whole world to talk for free. By exploring and analysing these inspirational stories, the authors reveal not only the critical characteristics that distinguish uberpreneurs from other entrepreneurs, but also the insights that they can offer to businesses seeking to become more innovative, governments striving to build smarter economies and young people aspiring to more meaningful careers.
'This is a book packed with energy, hope, and power. By focusing on the trajectories of some of the most extraordinary entrepreneurs of our time, Andrews and Wood remind us of the immense transformative power of individuals relative to governments and other institutions.' - Yves Tiberghien, Director, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia 'For someone who has witnessed the challenges to success in both the academic world and private enterprise, Uberpreneurs offers a unique and insightful perspective on the vital ingredients of leadership and vision.' - John Shine AO FAA, Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Chairman, CSL Limited "This book will inspire the future architects of better and more inclusive societies." - Ashir Ahmed, Grameen Communications and Kyushu University 'Andrews and Wood have made innovation and transformation accessible, understandable and doable. An inspirational and entertaining read, full of timeless insights into transformation and success.' - Sandra Harding, Vice-Chancellor & President, James Cook University, and Chair, Universities Australia 'Uberpreneurs provides not only a rich cache of case studies, but fascinating and compelling insights into the people changing our lives. It should be recommended reading in any MBA or Executive Leadership program that aims to transform students' thinking.' - Damian Scanlon, Director, MBA Program, University of Adelaide "Through their relentless pursuit of dreams and passions, these individuals, the uberpreneurs, transcend the ephemeral light of celebrity fame and glory, offering instead a solid beacon of hope for the future." - Jorge Vanegas, Dean, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University 'Uberpreneurship is about much more than making money. The subjects of this book are making our world a better place. In the end it is imaginative people with a real drive, often from very young ages, that are improving the human condition." - David Strangway, FRSC, OC, Inaugural President of the Canada Foundation for Innovation, Founder of Quest University, and Advisor to the African Union 'Uberpreneurs will inspire creative young people with great ideas to step up and improve the world'. - Gabriel Marquette, Director, Industry Relations CNRS-INSU and Chair, EUROGIA+.
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History notes 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.
Other author Wood, Fiona.
Subject Entrepreneurship -- Case studies.
Executive ability -- Case studies.
International business enterprises -- Management -- Case studies.
Industries -- Social aspects -- Case studies.
Business innovation.
Small businesses & self-employed.
Business and Management.
ISBN 9781137376152 : £29.99
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