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Safi Bahcall '20 C-Suite Advisor Since 2020
Author | Loonshots
Safi is a physicist, a former public-company CEO, the founder of a biotechnology company specializing in cancer drugs, and the author of Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries. An instant WSJ bestseller, Loonshots has been translated into 18 languages; selected as a best business book of the year by Bloomberg, Financial Times, Forbes, Inc., Newsweek, and the Washington Post; recommended by Bill Gates, Daniel Kahneman, Ed Catmull, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, and Malcolm Gladwell; and was the #1 most recommended book of the year in Bloomberg’s annual survey of CEOs and entrepreneurs.
Safi received his BA summa cum laude from Harvard, completed his PhD in physics at Stanford, and served for three years as a consultant at McKinsey and Company. In 2008, he was named E&Y New England Biotechnology Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2011, he worked with President Obama’s council of science advisors (PCAST) on the future of national research.
Safi currently advises CEOs and leadership teams on strategy and innovation, and is working on his next book. He lives with his wife and two children in Cambridge, MA.