Summary of Überpreneurs
How to Create Innovative Global Businesses and Transform Human Societies
© Peter Andrews and Fiona Wood 2014. Reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan
Überpreneurs are heroes who work to solve the world’s greatest problems and improve the lives of millions.
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.
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