Juan Enriquez

Juan Enriquez

Futurist and Author, CEO


Biotechonomy

Boston, MA USA


If you're not scaring the hell out of yourself every once in a while, you're not close enough to the edge. It's very difficult to go out and do something new. It's much easier to say 'to get along, go along.' It's also kind of boring.

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Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Grew up in Mexico; went to Harvard for his undergraduate studies then moved back to Mexico to work for the government.
While there, a war broke out; he ended up playing a crucial role in the peace treaty between the government and the Zapatista rebels.
Got "tired of being shot at," returned to Harvard to write a book, finish his graduate work.
Started learning about genomics, the science of how genes get stitched together, and wrote his book on how this science will change our economy.
Says that it's impossible for to know where we'll be working in 10 years because most of those fields don't exist yet.
His company made the world's first synthetic life form, can now program cells from scratch and cater them to certain needs.
Explains that humans have begun to engineer evolution, and will likely someday engineer our own race.
Says that this idea scares some people, but it excites him because it will open up new fields of research, new jobs and opportunities.
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Education

High School
Bachelor
Business Administration and Management, General
Harvard University
Graduate
Business Administration and Management, General
Harvard University

Career

Futurist and Author, CEO

I write about the profound changes that genomics and other life sciences will bring in business, technology and society.

Career Roadmap

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My work combines:
My work combines:
Science
Writing
Learning / Being Challenged