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We all want to be the ‘discoverer’ but the day of superman and superwoman is done, it’s all about alliances, teamwork and collaboration.
Dr. Margaret Chan
Former Director-General, World Health Organization
This is an exciting time to be doing science. I believe we are on the verge of making the kinds of scientific breakthroughs that will enable us to treat and prevent infectious diseases that today still kill about 14 million people per year.
Dr. John Aitchison
President, Center for Infectious Disease Research, speaking with the Seattle Business Journal
The fifth law of thermodynamics is that the rate of human connections is exponentially related to the rate of innovation.
Governor Jay Inslee
Speaking at the Seattle Chamber of Commerce Regional Leadership Conference
On the whole, the world is getting better … I’m not trying to downplay the work that remains. Being an optimist doesn’t mean you ignore tragedy and injustice. It means you’re inspired to look for people making progress on those fronts, and to help spread that progress more widely.
Writing as the first-ever guest editor for TIME magazine
It’s not enough to come together in reaction to a crisis. We need systems-level change where science, business, government, and philanthropic leaders think and act more holistically as the norm. Only then can we find a better balance between human advancement and sustaining the health of our planet.
Founder and CEO, Panorama; Chair of WGHA’s Governance Board