Moonshots

Moonshots : Creating a World of Abundance

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Secrets of the Entrepreneurial Mindset Revealed

Learn how curiosity, imagination, and exponential innovation are creating life without limits

Naveen Jain is leading disruptions today that will reshape the world--and beyond. From redefining civilian space exploration to creating a path to free energy to disrupting healthcare and education, Jain is at the forefront of the exponential technology developments that will forever change how we live and work. In Moonshots Jain reveals the secrets of the super entrepreneur mindset--the catalyst for creating an exciting and abundant future. He then walks readers through the application of these powerful concepts in three moonshot initiatives that he is leading today, one of which is Moon Express, a private lunar venture that promises to open up the moon's vast resources for the betterment of humanity. In Jain's world, the term moonshot is meant both literally and figuratively! Journey with Jain through these illuminating pages and awaken your own moonshot potential. It's a discovery that will change your life--and quite possibly the world.

The book cover includes interactive augmented reality features.

Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2018
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 3 x 241 x 167mm | 776g
  • Moonshots Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 099973640X
  • 9780999736401
  • 445,282

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This brilliant must-read book by Naveen Jain provides the key to unlocking the emerging new era of abundance, turning the page forever on the old and obsolete scarcity-driven mindset. Here is a powerful book that will give you the confidence to launch your own moonshot and solve any grand challenge you choose.

--Tony Robbins, Entrepreneur, Best-selling Author, Philanthropist, Life and Business Strategist



Every entrepreneur should read this book!

--Sir Richard Branson, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, and Founder of the Virgin Group



Naveen Jain flips expectations by arguing that we should create more of what we need rather than consume less of what we have. Allow him to extend your frontiers of possibility and help you find your own moonshot.

--Mehmet Oz, MD, Emmy Award Winning Host, The Doctor Oz Show



Abundance and wealth are clearly states of mind that translate into the ability to lead a rich life, but also improve the quality of life of others. In this wonderful book Naveen shows how living in possibility, embracing uncertainty, and pursuing your dreams with passion can lead to manifesting any vision you have. Read and be enlightened and successful.

--Deepak Chopra, MD



In Moonshots, Naveen Jain shows you how to unlock the secret ingredients needed to take your own moonshot. He reinforces the vision of abundance and the fact that we are alive at the best time ever! Read this book and be prepared to take action.

--Peter H. Diamandis, MD, Founder, XPRIZE & Singularity University, Author, NYTimes Bestsellers, Abundance and BOLD



Moonshots is a fun and inspiring must-read book for all who want to be prepared for a world approaching the singularity. With Naveen as your guide, you'll learn that you, too, can play a vital role in creating a world of transcendence--an exhilarating world that keeps surpassing new heights.

--Ray Kurzweil, Inventor, Author, and Futurist



It only takes a few people--driven by belief and a strong internal compass--to materially change the landscape of the world. Moonshots shows you what it takes. Read this book to learn how to develop the mindset that can make anything happen.

--Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures, Founder of Sun Microsystems "



Moonshots is a force multiplier for the mind for anyone who dreams of creating a better future. Humanity does indeed have a bright future--but only if enough of us read this book! Moonshots not only shows us what that brighter future could look like, but how you can actually make it happen.

--Tim Draper, Investor, Educator, and Author of "How to be the Startup Hero"
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"In this debut book, an entrepreneur views intellectual capital as securing the world's future. Jain's enthusiasm for the entrepreneurial mindset permeates a potent volume that is both a futuristic look at innovation and a recipe of sorts for success. Part One of this elegantly written treatise deeply explores in the broadest possible terms the thought process of the entrepreneur. The author makes a solid case for the entrepreneur as an imaginative visionary. Jain, a serial entrepreneur, celebrates in particular those magnates who take "moonshots," or reach for the impossible. He believes they "will emerge as leaders of the new world order," a bold if not wildly audacious prediction. Equally daring are some of Jain's educated guesses as to where entrepreneurial thinking will take readers in 30 to 50 years, examples intended to demonstrate exciting possibilities rather than accurately predict the future. The author waxes poetic about intellectual curiosity, motivation, perception, and wisdom, but none more important than imagination--all elements embodied in the moonshot entrepreneur. Parts Two and Three of the book are shorter but no less enticing. Part Two concentrates specifically on health care and education, two areas in which Jain thinks moonshots are sorely needed. Here, his pertinent illustrations are creative, stimulating, and thought-provoking; for example, his idea to "make illness 'optional' " is discussed in the context of Viome, a company he founded, which works in the microbiome space. Part Three is an exhortation for entrepreneurs to have "an openness to radical possibility" and to strive for moonshots, with some helpful advice for how to do so. "As long as you continue to learn," advises the author, "you never really fail." The "ten takeaways" offered at the end of Jain's volume--written with Schroeter (Between the Strings, 2004, etc.)-- encapsulate his thoughtful counsel. The prose conveys breathless, almost soaring optimism; the book exudes an infectious passion for the role of the disruptive entrepreneur in meeting the world's challenges. There is so much genuine wisdom in this work that it is hard not to come away impressed with the breadth and depth of Jain's insights. An exuberant, mind-expanding, and at times enthralling call for inventive entrepreneurs." -- Kirkus Reviews
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About Naveen Jain

Naveen Jain is the Chairman and founder of Moon Express, the founder of inome, Intelius, TalentWise, InfoSpace, and Viome. Together, his experiences tell the story of a man who, with hard work, creativity, and a little luck and good timing, became a multi-award-winning top entrepreneur whose passion lies in creating successful business ventures for the good of all. Jain is a trustee of the board at the XPRIZE Foundation, a director of the board of Singularity University, and serves as a director on the board of several startup companies. His awards and honors range from the Albert Einstein Technology Medal to being named one of the Six People Who Will Change the Internet to leading a business that earned a place on the Puget Sound Business Journal's Top Three Best Workplaces list. Jain's wife and children share his commitment to improving the lives of others through philanthropic activities centered around innovation, education, and positive youth development.

John Schroeter is publisher of the iconic Popular Electronics, Mechanix Illustrated, and Popular Astronomy magazines at TechnicaCuriosa.com, as well as Executive Director at www.TheStartupStudy.com. His deep industry experience spans semiconductors to high-performance computing to advanced automotive technologies. His patented work in eliminating counterfeit drugs from the supply chain was recognized with Frost & Sullivan's Technology Innovation Award. He continues to write consult in the advanced semiconductor and high-performance computing fields, with an emphasis on machine learning applications in defense and healthcare. Schroeter is also the author of several books, including the Prentice Hall classic, Surviving the ASIC Experience, on the design of custom integrated circuits.



John Schroeter is publisher of the iconic Popular Electronics, Mechanix Illustrated, and Popular Astronomy magazines at TechnicaCuriosa.com, as well as Executive Director at www.TheStartupStudy.com. His deep industry experience spans semiconductors to high-performance computing to advanced automotive technologies. His patented work in eliminating counterfeit drugs from the supply chain was recognized with Frost & Sullivan's Technology Innovation Award. He continues to write consult in the advanced semiconductor and high-performance computing fields, with an emphasis on machine learning applications in defense and healthcare. Schroeter is also the author of several books, including the Prentice Hall classic, Surviving the ASIC Experience, on the design of custom integrated circuits.
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