What’s Your Problem? Building a Company that Builds Companies

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Noubar Afeyan is the co-founder of Moderna and the founder of Flagship Pioneering. His problem: How do you turn the chaotic hero’s journey of entrepreneurship into a repeatable, systematic process?

Noubar created Flagship Pioneering to solve the problems he saw with entrepreneurship. Flagship’s mission: To create new companies in a systematic, repeatable way. On today’s show, Noubar explains how that system led to the creation of Moderna, a company that developed a COVID vaccine and saved millions of lives.

The Host

Jacob Goldstein

Jacob Goldstein spent more than a decade as co-host of the Planet Money podcast. He's also the author of the book Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing, which the New…