Articles By Rob Wright, Chief Editor

Think You Know About Extreme Teaming?
Think You Know About Extreme Teaming? Rob Wright digs into the “extreme teaming” work of Amy Edmondson, Novartis professor of leadership and management at Harvard, and Jean-Francois Harvey, assistant professor at HEC Montreal, drawing on the 2010 Chilean mining disaster as an example.  Continue Reading...
  • Some Things Come From No Things
    Some Things Come From No Things

    Many of us have good or even great ideas for a business, product or service, but only a handful follow through. Why?

  • How Serial Entrepreneur Robert Hariri Is Revolutionizing Cell Therapy
    How Serial Entrepreneur Robert Hariri Is Revolutionizing Cell Therapy

    Robert Hariri, M.D., Ph.D., is an engineer, a jet aviator, a movie producer, a professor and a surgeon. However, it’s his experience as a biomedical scientist that led to him to be a successful serial entrepreneur, including his most recent biopharma venture — Celularity Therapeutics.

  • Do You (As A Leader) Create Great Choices?
    Do You (As A Leader) Create Great Choices?

    Rob Wright highlights the “integrative thinking” work of Jennifer Riel and Roger Martin, professors at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, in helping leaders make great choices, drawing on LEGO’s entry into feature films as an example.

  • Increasing Diversity Among Leadership And Boards
    Increasing Diversity Among Leadership And Boards

    Biopharmaceutical executives Ron Cohen, Acorda Therapeutics; John Maraganore, Alnylam; and Helen Torley, Halozyme Therapeutics, discuss BIO’s approach toward increasing diversity among the industry’s leadership.

  • Let’s Talk Two Taboo Topics — Money And Politics
    Let’s Talk Two Taboo Topics — Money And Politics

    There are three things you should never talk about in polite company: religion, politics, and money. Still, I’d like to briefly discuss two of those — bear with me. 

  • Bassil Dahiyat’s Two-Decade Biotech Startup Odyssey
    Bassil Dahiyat’s Two-Decade Biotech Startup Odyssey

    Xencor’s story seems riddled with more than your average share of challenges, hurdles, and outright roadblocks. But it’s the outcome of that story — a growing company now valued at roughly $1.8 billion with nine drugs in the clinic and 150 employees — that truly make’s Xencor’s journey so compelling.

  • What’s It Like To Be A Panelist At BIO?
    What’s It Like To Be A Panelist At BIO?

    Chris Anselmo provides his thoughts as a first time panelist and attendee of the 2019 BIO International Convention and Conference, Philadelphia, PA, June 3 - 6.

  • BIO And JPM — So Much In Common, And Yet So Different
    BIO And JPM — So Much In Common, And Yet So Different

    While the annual BIO International Convention and Conference has much in common with the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, first time attendee of BIO, Matt Pillar, quickly picks up on key points of differentiation at BIO 2019 this year in Philadelphia, PA, June 3 - 6.

  • The Whirlwind Rise Of Orchard Therapeutics
    The Whirlwind Rise Of Orchard Therapeutics

    While some might think Orchard’s whirlwind rise to be a bit of luck and good timing, the reality is it involved an extremely well-executed plan — and maybe a small dose of good fortune.

Rob Wright

Rob Wright



Rob Wright is the chief editor of Life Science Leader magazine. Prior to joining the publication, he spent nearly 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry. During his industry career, Wright conducted well over 1,000 presentations and roundtable discussions, including the facilitation of FDA-mandated clinical training programs for hundreds of licensed healthcare providers. He has chaired, moderated, and served as a speaker at industry and academic conferences, and served as co-chair for the 2015 and 2018 BIO International conference’s educational planning committee. Wright’s 500+ published articles have appeared in peer-reviewed academic journals, B2B magazines and online publications. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, MBA with distinction from Gannon University, and completed his doctoral coursework in marketing at Cleveland State University. He is a member of international business honor societies Sigma Beta Delta and Beta Gamma Sigma. He can be followed on Twitter @RfwrightLSL