We rarely meet today business leaders and innovators that we can relate to. Most of the genius inventors we read about look like they’re made artificially and couldn’t relate to the layman terms that we civilians use often. There is an air of unapproachability to some of the genius people today. However, we also have more approachable leaders that can show us how it is to be a genius without losing touch to reality. These leaders create businesses and inventions that break the world, change the landscape of the industries they’re in, and yet they remain modest and skeptical. One of these leaders today may be Clay Siegal, the CEO of Seattle Genetics.
The Co-Founder Duties
It is part of the duty of a co-founder to make sure that the inventions that they make get understood by the public. In an effort to do so, Clay B. Siegall went to an interview with Ideamensch to share his insight about how to start a business and sustain it in ways that can make the business grow. One of the insights he shared there was how important it is to not think you know everything, and to make sure that as you grow, you remain open-minded. It is also in the interview that we can learn that he co-founded Seattle Genetics in 1998, where he is still the company’s President, CEO and Chairman of the Board.
We can also read from the interview that Clay Siegall’s trick to sustaining in the business is to prioritize collaboration, and to always use this strategy to get the best ideas from the people that you work with.
About Clay Siegall
Other than being the co-founder, Clay Siegall has also been part of the Board of Directors at the Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical and Alder BioPharmaceuticals and Washington Roundtable. He got his Ph.D in Genetics. It is also in University of Maryland that he got his B.S. in Zoology degree. Right now, people may easily recognize him as an entrepreneur that supports various research work in cancer cure and various programs that help in people’s various clinical development.