John Doerr

Speed & Scale
  • Speed & Scale

    • John Doerr

    • John Doerr (Read by)

    • Sundar Pichai (Read by)

    • Margot Brown (Read by)

    • Badri Kothandaraman (Read by)

    • Bruce Nilles (Read by)

    • Jagdeep Singh (Read by)

    • Laurene Powell Jobs (Read by)

    • Jan Van Dokkum (Read by)

    • Christiana Figueres (Read by)

    • Fred Krupp (Read by)

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    Venture capitalist John Doerr reveals a sweeping-and actionable-plan to conquer humanity's greatest challenge: climate change.


    In 2006, John Doerr was challenged by his fifteen-year-old daughter to solve the climate crisis. And for 15 years, that has been his goal.

    Despite many solutions already being in hand-batteries, electric vehicles, solar and wind power- global warming has continued to worsen as we lack the policy, investment, and global consensus to fully deploy them. We need a clear course of action.

    Using Objectives and Key Results, the tool that has helped Google and many other start-ups achieve awe-inspiring goals, Doerr presents an action plan to safeguard the planet for generations to come. Speed & Scale identifies what we need to do to cut emissions across every sector and reach net zero by 2050, with clear-eyed realism and scientific precision.

    Doerr weaves his hard-won cleantech lessons with first-hand accounts from Bill Gates, Christiana Figueres, Al Gore, Mary Barra, Jeff Bezos, and dozens of other bold climate leaders.Speed & Scale is a call to arms for humankind, a launchpad for ambitious leaders who are ready to act now.

    © John Doerr 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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.

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