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Safi Bahcall (Author, Physicist & Former CEO, Synta Pharmaceuticals)

Safi Bahcall, physicist extraordinaire, author, business consultant and co-founder of Synta Pharmaceuticals, believes that nations and organizations can benefit from an understanding and application of the scientific approach to leadership and business growth. He talks about his philosophy that is laid out in his new book, Loonshots that he states come from an intersection of business, history, and physics. According to Bahcall, the theory utilizes physics principles on the behavior of groups from which he created a straightforward solution to create an organizational structure that encourages innovation.


About Author

Safi Bahcall

Author, Physicist & Former CEO, Synta Pharmaceuticals

Safi Bahcall is a second-generation physicist (the son of two astrophysicists) and a biotech entrepreneur. He has been profiled by Malcolm Gladwell in The New Yorker and has written for The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review and The Scientist. He led its IPO and served as its CEO for 13 years. In 2008, he was named E&Y New England Biotechnology Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2011, he worked with President Obama’s council of science advisors (PCAST) on the future of national research. He is the author of Loonshots.

Interviewed By

Tracey Fitzpatrick

Tracey Fitzpatrick

Sarder TV Anchor & Former Market News Video Anchor

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