In October 2019, William A. Haseltine presented a workshop on medical management and leadership at the annual Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators Conference in Adelaide, Australia. He also delivered a keynote speech.
Haseltine’s interest in improving human health has taken him from the halls of Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, where he served as faculty, to the frontiers of the biotech industry, where he founded more than a dozen companies. Decades of scientific discovery, public health crisis, and technological evolution inform his perspective on global health systems and their impact on society.
In the following text are lessons Haseltine learned after he decided to devote his “third career” to building a philanthropic organization that could spread the benefits of modern medicine around the world.