The Strength in Heterogeneity of Purpose

OBSERVATIONS FROM RESEARCH-BASED PHARMA I am fortunate to feel passionate about each aspect of my professional life, which has helped me understand how having a sense of purpose is key to enjoying and finding fulfillment in the long days, immense challenges, and difficult roadblocks I must navigate to be successful in my career. In my…

E-Cigarettes and the Ethics of Breakthrough Innovation

The furore surrounding the emergence of e-cigarettes is an interesting illustration of the problematic ethics surrounding breakthrough innovation. Time Magazine’s 2013 article “The Future of Smoking” tries to sum up both sides of the debate in its sub-heading, “Electronic cigarettes could save lives — or hook a new generation on nicotine,” but actually falls into…