What if you could sit down with some of the world's most
influential entrepreneurs and gain their knowledge and insights on
how to create a game changing business?
Imagine having the chance to listen to a John Mackey (Whole
Foods) or a Fred Smith (FedEx) on the most important things they've
learned from their experiences. Or having the benefit of the
self-reflection of Howard Schultz of Starbucks, who had to come
back to the company he originally built to reinvent it and
Of course it's not possible to deliver these rock star
entrepreneurs to your dinner table. But John A. Byrne offers the
next best thing: he spoke with many who have changed the face of
business. In World Changers he captures the most important lessons
they've learned, the biggest challenges they've tackled, and the
most valuable advice they can offer others who have an
You'll learn the inspiring stories of how these world changers
discovered their disruptive ideas, then made them a reality;
overcame a variety of obstacles; and created sustainable
enterprises. You'll get the firsthand accounts of how:
Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank got the confidence to start The Home
Depot after being fired from their jobs.Reed Hastings turned a
forty-dollar video late fee into a disruptive upstart called
Netflix.Herb Kohler, the "reluctant prince of porcelain," came back
to the family business and made it number one in its industry
again.Narayana Murthy, after one fateful train ride and wrongful
incarceration, converted from communist to capitalist and cofounded
one of the most successful entrepreneurial ventures in India.
" World Changers" is an inspiration for those who want to create
something meaningful on their own. It serves as both a celebration
of entrepreneurial achievement as well as a practical handbook for
everyone who dreams of starting his or her own world-changing
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