In this interview I am joined by Safi Bahcall, a second-generation physicist and biotech entrepreneur, whose new book “Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries” applies the science of phase transitions to group behavior in teams and companies, and how it influences innovation processes. Safi holds a PhD in physics from the University of Stanford. He is a former consultant for McKinsey, a co-founder of a biotechnology company developing new drugs for cancer, and has worked with President Obama’s council of science advisors (PCAST) on the future of national research. He has presented at leading academic institutions such as Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Princeton, UC Berkeley and others.  

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