Surrendipity: 2012

Malcolm Gladwell at 2007 New Yorker Conference

Billions and billions of dollars have been spent in the pursuit of new drugs but vanishingly few useful drugs are actually being developed. Dr. Safi Bahcall, the president and C.E.O. of the biotechnology company Synta Pharmaceuticals, and Malcolm Gladwell talk about how mistakes lead to great scientific discoveries and how big drug companies hamper innovation.

Check out their talk, Surrendipity: 2012 from the 2007 New Yorker Conference.

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