Jorge Moll is an important part of the medical community. In Brazil, he graduated from The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro with his MD. Moll recognized a need for research in the neurology field, so he completed his residency in Neurology. After doing so, he attended São Paulo University where he received a Ph.D. in Experimental Pathology.
Throughout his life, Jorge always wanted to help individuals who were afflicted by negative medical conditions. Since founding the D’Or Institute of Research and Education (IDOR), he has been able to work on his goals and seek solutions to some of his biggest medical questions.
How did you come up with IDOR?
I have always had the goal to innovate Brazil by fostering world-class research, education, and healthcare.
What are some of your daily tasks? How do you make your day stay productive?
Most of my time is taken up by meetings with students, researchers, associates, and other entrepreneurs. We discuss a multitude of topics, which helps us share ideas and information.
How do you get your ideas to take flight?
Coming up with new ideas is easy. It is what follows and dropping other ideas that is hard. I try to choose the ones that have the most potential. From there, I form an action plan and find a group to collaborate with (https://globoplay.globo.com/v/6198241/).
Are there any new concepts that excite you?
There has been a trend of mixing artificial intelligence with cognitive systems. As brains and machines work together, exciting accomplishments can be made in the medical industry. Also, I am extremely interested in the advancements being made in regenerative medicine and gene therapy.
Do you have any habits that cause you to be productive in your work?
I try to be as transparent as possible. When you are open and nimble, I think productivity invites itself.
If you could give your younger self advice, what would you say?
I would tell myself to jump on promising ideas and leave behind others.
Do you have any thoughts or ideas that most people would disagree with?
Scientific innovation is a wonderful thing. However, I believe that current publications and career paths in both academia and industry are hindering its growth. To pursue long-term and high-risk projects, we need to address big challenges and invite new models.
Is there anything you repeatedly do, as a businessman, that you would recommend to others?
I try to keep things fresh and never repeat anything. I think it’s important to constantly question one’s models and make improvements (IDOR).
Are there any business strategies that helped you grow?
The solid belief that we can change our realities and positively influence/ impact other’s lives and institutions.
As an entrepreneur, have you had any failures? What did you to fix them?
Starting a not-for-profit business has many pitfalls. I have not always gotten the results that have made me happy. Also, time is not always my friend. Many things have taken a great deal of time to complete. To overcome these “failures,” I have tried to successfully delegate certain tasks to people who specialize in certain areas. This helps to point a business in the right direction and learn from these failures.
Do you have any business advice you’d like to share?
If a business focused on simplifying the process of entering a hospital and offered friendly service, I think it would be welcomed.
What was one of the best things you recently spend $100 on?
Good question! I would probably say, something for my kids. My daughter loves figurines and legos. Netflix shows are also a family favorite. As for professionally? I bought a couple domains for a new NGO idea that I have.
Are there any tools or programs that you use to help your day-to-day activities?
I use Trello and Evernote. They are great!
If you could pick one book you’d like to recommend to others, what would it be?
A book by P.K. Dick “The Exegesis.” It’s a bit long though.
Do you have a favorite quote?
Yes! Something Leonardo Da Vinci once said. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”