Enriquez, Juan


Juan Enriquez author and teacher on the economic impact of life sciences and brain research on business and society. Business leader and entrepreneur.  He is a bestselling author, a life sciences venture capitalist and a research affiliate at MIT’s synthetic neurobiology lab. He co-founded Excel Venture Management. Author and co-author of multiple bestsellers including As the Future Catches You: How Genomics Will Change Your Life, Work, Health, and Wealth (1999), The Untied States of America: Polarization, Fracturing and Our Future (2005), Evolving Ourselves: Redesigning Humanity One Gene at a Time (2015), and RIGHT/WRONG: How Technology Transforms Our Ethics (2020).  Works with the CEOs of a number of Fortune 50 global companies, as well as heads of state, on how to adapt to a world where the dominant language is shifting from the digital towards the language of life. A TED All-Star with ten TED talks on a variety of subjects, as well as dozens of TEDx talks. Serves on multiple for-profit boards as well as a variety of non-profits including The National Academy of Sciences, The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, GBH, The Boston Science Museum, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center. He was the founding Director of the Harvard Business School's Life Sciences Project. He sailed around the world on an expedition that increased the number of know genes a hundredfold and was part of the peace commission that negotiated the cease fire with the Zapatistas. Graduated from Harvard with a B.A. and an M.B.A., both with honors.