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Can tech people be business leaders? Upcoming seminar may have the answer

When Cay Villars worked in marketing for the biotechnology sector, she began to notice a certain pattern: Scientists with a good idea for a new product could find the business world to be a much different place than academia, with a different set of skills required to succeed.

"Along the way, I realized that it was that people dynamic inside a company that could make or break a product ju......

Full article >>> tative aptitude among scientists.

"Putting them together and helping them leverage the skill sets that they have, and then looking at what skills they may not have as strongly," such as social skills within a managerial setting, Villars noted, is especially important to getting new enterprises working and serving the needs of potential investors and customers.

Paul Reckwerdt, fou......

Full article >>> ers, angel investors and other sources of capital as well as manage the business efficiently, a scientist should always be open to good advice from the outside.

"The advice I always give is: hire the expertise you don't have."

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