Moonshot : inside Pfizer's nine-month race to make the impossible possible / Dr. Albert Bourla.
- ISBN: 9780063210790
- ISBN: 0063210797
- Physical Description: xix, 216 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustration (some color) ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 
- Copyright: ©2022
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-214).
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Preface: Luck never comes to the unprepared -- Business NOT as usual -- What is obvious is not always right -- Thinking big makes the impossible possible -- Lightspeed -- The ultimate joy -- Past, present, future -- Manufacturing, the second miracle -- Equity : easier said than done -- Navigating a political minefield -- A beacon of hope -- The science of trust -- A pro-patient, pro-innovation agenda.
A riveting, fast-paced, inside look at one of the most incredible private sector achievements in history, Moonshot recounts the intensive nine months in 2020 when the scientists at Pfizer, under the visionary leadership of Dr. Albert Bourla, made "the impossible possible"--creating, testing, and manufacturing a safe and effective Covid-19 vaccine that previously would have taken years to develop. Dr. Bourla chronicles how the brilliant, dedicated minds at Pfizer, under the enormous strains of the global pandemic, overcame a series of crises that were compounded by social and political unrest, and reveals the doubts, decisions, obstacles, and failures they encountered. As Dr. Bourla makes clear, Pfizer's success wasn't due to luck; it was because of preparation driven by four simple values--Courage, Excellence, Equity, and Joy.
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Moonshot : Inside Pfizer's Nine-Month Race to Make the Impossible Possible
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The chair and CEO of Pfizer, Bourla goes behind the scenes to chronicle the creation of his company's COVID-19 vaccine, a process that under normal circumstances might have taken years. He credits the company's values--courage, excellence, equity, and joy--for making it happen. He also delves into his own background as a veterinarian, a Greek immigrant, and the child of Holocaust survivors; note that proceeds from the book will go to UNICEF and a Holocaust museum. With a 200,000-copy first printing; just moved to March 2022.