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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.
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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 Zennstroem - 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 UEberpreneurs APPENDIX: PROFILES OF POWER

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.


'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, UEberpreneurs 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 'UEberpreneurs 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 'UEberpreneurship 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 'UEberpreneurs 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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