The Hard Way w/ Joe De Sena

What does it take to solve complicated and seemingly insurmountable challenges? Dr. Jeff Karp, Principal Investigator of Karp Lab & Harvard Medical School professor, believes the answer is a multidisciplinary approach. Surround yourself with experts who have expertise you don’t with a variety of skills and backgrounds. Karp explains to Joe De Sena how his team applied their problem-solving system to a specific challenge around brain cancer. It’s a system and process that can be applied to any puzzle. He is committed to developing the “next generation bioengineers at the forefront of regenerative medicine.” When you face Spartan challenges and obstacles as look for creative solutions. Collaborate and find new approaches to conquer our goals.

Always continue to learn
Ask lots of questions and seek those that have the answers
Validate those around you by allowing them to contribute
Surround yourself with mission-driven people who have expertise varied from your own
Focus on helping people and being a good mentor- give back to the next generation!
Mistakes, even those on the stage, teach you


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0:00 Col. Nye, Johnny Waite & Dr. L introduce Dr. Jeff Karp
1:00 Elevate beak
1:25 Interview with Joe & Dr. Karp begins - medical lab design at Harvard
2:30 starting six companies
4:00 multidisciplinary problem solving
5:45 developing a new approach to brain cancer
8:20 going “all in”
10:00 breaking down dogmas
11:45 meeting people in the entrepreneurial ecosystem
13:15 constantly be experimenting
13:50 31 Habits of Health Spartans: #7 “Tell Someone”
14:55 Elevate break
16:50 Interview continues: Joe tells the tale of Spartan Tea
18:00 Learning from a big mistake at a TEDMED talk about bioinspiration
21:00 Giving feedback to CNN & taking risks
26:00 Three things everyone should do
26:55 Colonel Nye, Johnny Waite and Dr. L discuss how to integrate Dr. Jeff Karp’s insights
34:30 Elevate Break
35:00 close

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Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Johnny Waite, Colonel Nye & guest host Dr. L (Sefra Alexandra was on an expedition in the South Pacific)

Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

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