The first global and practical plan to save our planet using fast, global and definitive solutions. To solve the seemingly-insurmountable climate crisis, we have to take collective action, drive societal change and accelerate the net zero economy using a plan of speed and scale. And we have to start now. In Speed and Scale, award-winning author and investor John Doerr convenes the world's foremost change-makers to show us how we can, if we fully commit to a high-stakes action plan, cut carbon emissions in half by 2030 and reach Net Zero by 2050. He shares practical efforts that individuals, businesses and politicians must take, applying Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) - the simple but powerful tools that scale small ideas into global movements - to our climate goals, setting out the standards that we need to reach. Featuring exclusive interviews with the world's most influential climate and business thinkers, including Bill Gates, Christina Figueres, Marry Barra, Jeff Bezos and Al Gore, this is the only global and definitive action plan for how we might save our planet.


ISBN13: 9780241537770
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of Pages: 448
Publication Date: 28 Oct 2021
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication City, Country: Carlton, Australia
Dimensions (cm): 23.4(H) x 15.3(W) x 3.2(S)542
Weight (gm): 542

Author Biography

John Doerr is an industry-leading venture capitalist who has backed some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs and companies, and has spent the last two decades investing in green companies tackling climate change. John serves on the boards of Google, Zynga and Amyris. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was a member of US President Barack Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. A passionate climate activist, he has 287k followers on Twitter and his TED Talks on 'greentech', goal setting and decarbonizing the energy grid have over eight million combined views.


This book is a critical blueprint for anyone looking to take concrete steps to reach net-zero emissions. Unlike many who simply issue ambiguous long-dated pledges to help solve the climate crisis, John Doerr understands the urgent need to ACT quickly and decisively. With Speed & Scale, he combines his extensive experience as a legendary technology expert and investor with his tried-and-true management methods to put forward a clear, detailed, and comprehensive plan for climate action exactly when we need it most. * Al Gore, former U.S. Vice President *
John Doerr is the world's leading mind on turning truly audacious goals into objectives and key results. In this culminating contribution, he performs an inspired act of world leadership: plying his craft to create a comprehensive plan to tackle one of the most vexing challenges in human history. * Jim Collins, author of Good to Great and Built to Last *
With personal insight and visionary foresight, Doerr provides us with a practical guide for both public and private sector participation in decarbonizing the global economy, a task as challenging as it is urgent. * Christiana Figueres, former executive secretary of the UN Climate Change Convention *
Speed & Scale is critical reading for anyone who wants to take action on the most important issue of our time: climate change. It's a challenge that feels impossible to solve, but Doerr outlines a clear path forward and how we can get involved to make an impact. * Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube *
A practical path inthe fight against climate change...Doerr approaches the problem as a hard-nosed businessman who sees an opportunity, creates a plan, and organizes resources before moving ahead. Using this approach and prose that is superior to many similar books, the author crafts a specific, comprehensible description of the elements that contribute to climate change and what needs to be done...Throughout, readers are guided by ingenious illustrations and often startling facts. * Kirkus *
John Doerr is a man with a plan for our planet - and boy do we need one. Keep away if you don't think commerce can play a creative role... or don't want deep dive analytics from someone who is always measuring what matters. He matters. * Bono *
A brilliant, unputdownable treatise to focus attention on the most important problem of our times. * Business Standard *
Immaculately researched [and] eminently readable. -- Jon Swarz * MarketWatch *
A clear, accessible and actionable plan...the single best guide to thinking about climate policy. -- Fareed Zakaria * The Washington Post *
Speed & Scale: A Global Action Plan for Solving Our Climate Crisis Now

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