Sitting down with a successful entrepreneur can be the difference between learning something and really ‘getting it’. Fortunately Eric Pulier is gracious and outgoing enough that he never shies away from sharing what has made him so successful. Eric Pulier made it to Los Angeles in 1991 after graduating from Harvard. He immediately jumped into the tech industry and since then has been a successful investor. Pulier’s work is growing more and more in demand and now he is sharing some of the techniques that makes him so effective.
Any conversation with an entrepreneur, particularly one that aims to be enlightening, should start with how they approach their business planning. Eric Pulier isn’t exactly out of this world when it comes to his approach, but he is so patient and methodical that it works nearly every time. Pulier says simply, “I try to write down key words of ideas and inspirations that might hit at any time of day or night.” Pulier goes on to say that missing out on a key concept means it could “fade forever”. Finally, Pulier admits that he’ll let ideas just rest in the back of his head for days before he decides to go any further with them.
Looking past how he approaches his idea, Pulier is ready to disclose exactly what it is that he is paying attention to. Right now Pulier is focusing on genome technology. When probed as to what exactly he means by this Pulier goes on to say, “Genome editing with technologies like CIRSPR-Cas9 that allows permanent modification of genes within organisms.” Pulier goes on to say that this sort of technology could end up having “massive implications for the human race.” But the medical field isn’t Pulier’s only focus as he also believes in blockchain technology. Blockchain technology is growing primarily around Bitcoin as an alternative currency. Pulier also believes that this could change everything.
No matter how you start or where you end up, Pulier knows that you have to settle with your shortcomings. Pulier says, “Every failure leads to something new and often better.” That is just good common sense.