Exclusive Interview with Billionaire Dr. Robert Hariri
Dr. Bob Hariri is an accomplished surgeon, biomedical scientist, and serial entrepreneur in two technology sectors, biomedicine and aerospace.He is the chairperson, founder, and chief executive officer of Celularity, Inc., one of the world’s leading human cellular therapeutics companies.
Dr. Hariri was the founder and CEO of Anthrogenesis Corporation, and after its acquisition by Celgene Corporation, served as CEO of Celgene Cellular Therapeutics. Dr. Hariri also co-founded the genomic-based health intelligence company, Human Longevity, Inc. Dr. Hariri has served on numerous public boards including Cryoport (NASDAQ:CYRX).
- What is the #1 most costly mistake you have made, or seen many investors/business owners make that could be avoided?
I am convinced that the single most important turning point in any entrepreneurial effort I have been involved in is the final assembly of a cohesive, communicative, skilled management team of all A+ players.
- What is the most valuable strategy, worth far more than $1 million, that you wish someone provided you with early on that you can share here?
Define core strengths and admit weaknesses and play to strength.
- What is the #1 most costly mistake you have made, seen many investors make, or business owners make that could be avoided?
Negotiating any transaction or investment under duress is a grave mistake and I work to avoid that at all costs.