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In the face of overwhelming environmental, social, economic, medical and political challenges on a global scale, certain individuals emerge as heroes. These “überpreneurs” tackle the world’s toughest problems and foment transformational change that positively affects thousands – if not millions – of people. Peter Andrews and Fiona Woods identify 36 such giants and tell their stories. The authors detail the characteristics these change-agents share and ask how society can foster similar leaders. The mini-biographies are engrossing, even if the authors don’t fulfill the promise of their subtitle (then again, transforming human society is a tall order). getAbstract recommends these personalized tales as a source of information and inspiration.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What characteristics distinguish “überpreneurs,”
  • How they tackle the world’s greatest challenges and
  • What lessons you can learn from them.

About the Authors

Peter Andrews, former Queensland Chief Scientist, is a bio-entrepreneur and adviser on science and economic development. Policy consultant Fiona Wood researches science and innovation.



People Who Change the World
Entrepreneurs are innovators – widely diverse, creative thinkers who recognize and capitalize on opportunities in markets and industries. Uniquely, “überpreneurs” – larger than life entrepreneurs – tackle massive problems and spur transformational change that...

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    Linda Wohlfarth 4 years ago
    Great collection of inspiring minds and business ideas!
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    Nick Payne 4 years ago
    Sounds intriguing...

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