Steve Fodor, co-founder of Affymetrix, talks about the importance of continuing the scientific research within a company despite a perceived monopoly of the field. The most important thing is not intellectual property, but development of good products.
The Scientist and the Entrepreneur
Fodor understands the dilemma of creating technology for a non-existent market. However, he has seen over the years that as the technology has evolved, the market begin to revolve around it. His key to success? Staying in front of it at all times.
At the heart of scientific research is innovation, says Fodor, which is also one of the main driving forces behind entrepreneurship. He talks about making the transition from scientist to entrepreneur.