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Moonshot : inside Pfizer's nine-month race to make the impossible possible / Dr. Albert Bourla.

Bourla, Albert, (author.). Carter, Jimmy, 1924- (writer of foreword.).

Record details

  • 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, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-214).
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Pfizer Inc.
COVID-19 (Disease) > Vaccination.
COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-
Viral vaccines.
Viral vaccines > Research.
Covid-19 vaccine.
Pifizer vaccine.
breakthrough vaccine.

Available copies

  • 24 of 28 copies available at Bibliomation.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Slater Public Library - Griswold. (Show preferred library)

Holds

  • 0 current holds with 28 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Slater Public Library - Griswold 614.4 BOU (Text) 31252140650672 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 08/27/2022
Black Rock Branch - Bridgeport 614.4 BOURLA (Text) 34000149017154 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
David M. Hunt Library - Falls Village 641.592 Bou (Text) 33180141827155 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Deep River Public Library 614.592 Bour (Text) 36039153312752 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Derby Public Library 614.4 BOU (Text) 34047150646363 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
East Side Branch - Bridgeport 614.4 BOURLA (Text) 34000151313046 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Easton Public Library 614.592 BOURLA, ALBERT (Text) 37777134681709 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Easton Public Library 614.592 BOURLA, ALBERT (Text) 37777123610594 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Hagaman Memorial Library - East Haven 614.592 BOU (Text) 31953146710234 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Hagaman Memorial Library - East Haven 614.592 BOU (Text) 31953150681834 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
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Moonshot : Inside Pfizer's Nine-Month Race to Make the Impossible Possible
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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.


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