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Leadership in a Complex, Technology-Driven World

Leadership in a Complex, Technology-Driven World

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: Nobel Laureate Speakers. Sometimes the best way to achieve leadership is by pursuing a vision or meeting some personal goals, these three top-flight technologists suggest. Robert Langer admits, "I don't tend to think of myself as a leader. I have simple ideas; I just want to see if I can do some good, and get satisfaction out of that." He counts himself lucky to have gotten a job at Harvard Medical School, which allowed him to apply engineering to medical problems. "I wanted to see if we could make things that might help improve people's health." He attributes some of his leadership learning to years of struggle in acquiring grant money—in one case a 17-year battle with the NIH to back a novel drug delivery system (for which Langer was awarded... Show More
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