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  • Leon Apel 12:54 pm on October 31, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Biotech Researcher Wanted 

    Biotech Researcher, Writer, and Analyst Wanted

    I’m currently looking for one full time biotechnology researcher, analyst and writer.

    The following are the qualifications of an ideal candidate (exceptions might be made for exceptional applicants)

    • Significant interest in biotechnology
    • Excellent performance in the sciences
    • Excellent research and writing skills
    • Ability to interview and summarize content well
    • Excellent project management skills
    • Track record of performance

    To apply, please reach out to Leon Apel on LinkedIn

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  • Leon Apel 7:02 am on October 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    IBM Watson is the World’s Best Problem Solver 

    It’s almost inevitable that IBM Watson will be used to solve big problems across multiple fields both effectively and efficiently: http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/ibmwatson/

    Instead of problem solving manually, I think it’s best to apply technology like this to testing out solutions to every major challenge.

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  • Leon Apel 1:13 pm on October 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Read Books Manually vs IBM Watson/Wolfram Alpha Automation 

    Since human memory is inferior to computer intelligence, why read an entire book to retain knowledge? One year after the fact, we can probably recall less than 1% of all written materials we’ve read.

    Computers will read and summarize books for you.

    We will use a wolfram alpha type of tool combined with the horsepower of the IBM watson machine to condense any book into the relevant parts you are looking for.

    If you’re looking to understand a concept, hypothetically computers should also be superior at explaining connections.

    Essentially, humans will want to inevitably merge with a high speed internet enabled computer through an interface like Google Glass.

    If you wanted to learn how to do a complicated task like build an electric car or spaceship, it would be far better to have a real-time guide like Google Glass show you exactly how to proceed.

    Relying on human memory alone is holding back humanity.

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  • Leon Apel 8:34 am on October 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Immigration and Technological Advancement 

    Countries that are welcoming to educated/hard working immigrants will be positioned to advance technologically sooner.

    Entrepreneurs/scientists are sometimes limited in their countries of origin or the regulatory environment is not conducive to business.

    For example, Elon Musk moved to Canada from South Africa. By performing well in a Canada University, he had a track record to relocate to a US school. I think he mentioned that it was challenging to get into the US directly. Now both Solar City and Tesla contribute to worldwide prosperity by helping people use cleaner energy sources. SpaceX is also helping America have one of the best space programs.

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  • Leon Apel 5:30 pm on October 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Wanted: Biotech Entrepreneurs 

    I’m looking to assist up to 5 biotech entrepreneurs per month with the following:

    1. Fundraising – through debt, private and/or public sources
    2. Scaling up
    3. Strategy management
    4. Relocating
    5. Legal referrals and recommendations regarding favorable jurisdictions (verify someone licensed though)
    6. Human resources/hiring talent

    I’ll provide a free consultation if you send me a message through LinkedIn.

    I think there are major opportunities for entrepreneurs in this field

    to improve the quality of life for billions of people. It will also provide me an

    opportunity to learn what some of the best entrepreneurs are working on

    and consider potential ongoing relationships.

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