With my son, Evan, I have produced a feature length movie and run a successful independent movie distribution business. That said, my primary focus has been leading and managing the discovery and development of innovative new medicines.
Given all that experience, I have had the opportunity to make almost all classes of mistakes and on occasion, to do things that seem to be successful. I have also evolved a set of clear strategies and principles that reflect my core beliefs about life, and I should say that in the process of leading, managing, and teaching how to manage innovation, I have grown as an individual, and codified many, perhaps poorly formed beliefs.
Perhaps sharing some thoughts about what I have done that has worked, and what I have done that has failed, may be of value. And so, from time to time, I plan to provide some thoughts about the lessons I have learned and the lessons I still need to learn.