Commercializing Science

Exploring how science moves from lab to market


ince the early 1980s, I have done extensive research, case writing and consulting in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. Through this work, I became deeply interested in the fundamental question of how science moves from the lab to the market. I am particularly intrigued by the convergence between the worlds of science and business and the implications for both society and companies.


  • Science Business
    Science Business
    The Promise, the Reality, and the Future of Biotech

    Why has the biotechnology industry failed to perform up to expectations – despite all its promise? This question is answered in “Science Business” by providing an incisive critique of the industry. Not only does it reveal the underlying causes of biotech's problems; it offers the most sophisticated analysis yet on how the industry works.


12 July, 2017

Forget the Science. These Investors Think They Can Pick Biotech Winners by Algorithm

04 May, 2017

Neurodiversity as a Competitive Advantage

21 March, 2017

Why You Should Make Time for Self-Reflection (Even If You Hate Doing It)

05 May, 2014

One Way to Improve Job Performance: Reflect on Your Work

24 August, 2011

Does America Need Manufacturing?

Case Studies

  • Institutionalized Entrepreneurship: Flagship Pioneering
    Institutionalized Entrepreneurship: Flagship Pioneering

    Harvard Business School Case no. 718-8484

    This case examines an unusual model for innovation and entrepreneurship.