This is a session at Innov8rs Vancouver, 3-4 October 2019

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Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries

Safi Bahcall is the bestselling author of Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries(St. Martin’s Press, March 2019), which has been featured in the WSJ, Financial Times, Nature, Scientific American, Washington Post, and Forbes. It was recently selected by Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Dan Pink, and Adam Grant for the Next Big Idea Club as well as highlighted in Business Insider’s “14 Books Everyone Will be Reading in 2019.”

Using examples that range from the spread of fires in forests to the hunt for terrorists online, and stories of thieves and geniuses and kings, Safi shows how a new kind of science helps us understand the behavior of companies and the fate of empires. Loonshots distills these insights into lessons for creatives, entrepreneurs, and visionaries everywhere.

Safi Bahcall

Technologist, Executive, and Author of Loonshots

Safi is the bestselling author of “Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars,Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries” (St. Martin’s Press, 2019). In 2001, he co-founded a biotechnology company developing new drugs for cancer. 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. In2011, he worked with President Obama’s council of science advisors (PCAST) on the future of national research. Safi received his BA in physics from Harvard summa cum laudeand his PhD in physics from Stanford. He lives with his wife and two children in Cambridge, MA