Juan Enriquez

  • Chairman & CEO, Biotechonomy LLC

Juan Enriquez is a firm believer in the economic power of the human genome. As chairman and CEO of Biotechonomy LLC, a life sciences research and investment firm, he is literally invested in unlocking the intersection between science and industry.... More

Juan Enriquez is a firm believer in the economic power of the human genome. As chairman and CEO of Biotechonomy LLC, a life sciences research and investment firm, he is literally invested in unlocking the intersection between science and industry. His global bestseller, As the Future Catches You: How Genomics & Other Forces are Changing Your Life, Work, Health & Wealth, demystifies genetics in an effort to bring the topic out of the lab and into the family dining room. By making genetics accessible, Juan thinks we can prepare for the new economy. Juan is a prolific contributor to a wide variety of periodicals. His work for the Harvard Business School is often showcased in the Harvard Business Review. Fortune profiled him as “Mr. Gene,” and he was one of the organizers of the life sciences summit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the discovery of DNA for Time. Joining Craig Venter, who sequenced the human genome, Juan was part of an around-the-world sailing voyage that led to the discovery of an unprecedented number of new species. “Today the most important language you can teach your kids is genetics,” Juan says. “Those who refuse to learn will be functionally illiterate and unable to understand, much less compete in, a rapidly changing economy.”

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Juan Enriquez's Presentations

TED2011 February 2011

TEDMED2010 October 2010

TED2009 February 2009

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Beyond the crisis, mindboggling science and the arrival of Homo evolutis: Even as mega-banks topple, Juan Enriquez says the big reboot is yet to come. But don't look for it on your ballot -- or in the stock exchange. It'll come from science labs, and... More

Beyond the crisis, mindboggling science and the arrival of Homo evolutis: Even as mega-banks topple, Juan Enriquez says the big reboot is yet to come. But don't look for it on your ballot -- or in the stock exchange. It'll come from science labs, and it promises keener bodies and minds. Our kids are going to be ... different.

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PopTech 2008 October 2008

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Financial commandments: Debt crisis expert Juan Enriquez details 10 non-partisan financial commandments for the President elect at Pop!Tech '08.

Financial commandments: Debt crisis expert Juan Enriquez details 10 non-partisan financial commandments for the President elect at Pop!Tech '08.

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TEDSalon 2007 September 2007

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Juan Enriquez wants to grow energy: Juan Enriquez challenges our definition of bioenergy. Oil, coal, gas and other hydrocarbons are not chemical but biological products, based on plant matter -- and thus, growable. Our whole approach to fuel, he argues, needs to change.

Juan Enriquez wants to grow energy: Juan Enriquez challenges our definition of bioenergy. Oil, coal, gas and other hydrocarbons are not chemical but biological products, based on plant matter -- and thus, growable. Our whole approach to fuel, he argues, needs to change.

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Poptech 2006 October 2006

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The stars and stripes forever? Futurist and author Juan Enriquez isn’t sure of that. He cites a long history of borders, countries and flags that have changed, and warns the United States isn’t immune.

The stars and stripes forever? Futurist and author Juan Enriquez isn’t sure of that. He cites a long history of borders, countries and flags that have changed, and warns the United States isn’t immune.

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TED2003 February 2003

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Decoding the future with genomics: Scientific discoveries, futurist Juan Enriquez notes, demand a shift in code, and our ability to thrive depends on our mastery of that code. Here, he applies this notion to the field of genomics.

Decoding the future with genomics: Scientific discoveries, futurist Juan Enriquez notes, demand a shift in code, and our ability to thrive depends on our mastery of that code. Here, he applies this notion to the field of genomics.

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