Bookswarm has created a website for new book Überpreneurs, by Australian authors Peter Andrews and Fiona Wood, published by Palgrave Macmillan. 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 überpreneurs from everyday entrepreneurs, but also the insights that they offer to businesses trying to become more innovative, governments striving to build smarter economies, and young people aspiring to more meaningful careers.
The site includes a directory of all 36 Übers, as well as a combined feed of all of their recent Tweets. Peter Andrews described what it was like to work with Bookswarm on the project:
“Such good grace! Even though we Aussies were slaughtering the Poms on the cricket pitch, Simon responded to our queries at all hours of the day and night, building an absolutely brilliant website and delivering it ahead of our very tight deadline.”
We’ll pass by the cricket reference (England haven’t lost the Ashes yet) and enjoin you to visit Überpreneurs.com.