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‘Life is the sum of all your choices’ Albert Camus

One single decision can make a business or bring it to its knees. Journalist Owen Bennett-Jones dives into the world of high stakes decision-making as he speaks to the business leaders who risked it all to win.

Make or Break – Episode 11

Episode 11: The Unlikely Entrepreneur – Ekaterina Malievskaia

When a mother’s love knows no bounds.

In this episode of Make or Break, we’re joined by Dr. Ekaterina Malievskaia, co-founder and chief innovation officer of COMPASS Pathways, a life science company that develops psilocybin to help people with treatment resistant depression.

Malievskaia and her husband, George Goldsmith, first started researching psilocybin – a chemical compound found in magic mushrooms – after an ongoing battle to find adequate help for their son who suffers from severe depression. The couple founded the charity COMPASS Pathways with the hope to get psilocybin approved and the drug to market. However they soon faced an obstacle; they would need to raise an eye-watering sum of $300 million, a task that for any charity would be close to impossible.

This Podcast is brought to you by Radio Wolfgang for Auddy

It was presented by Owen Bennett Jones and it featured Ekaterina Malievskaia

It was produced by John Jo Devlin and Eli Block and the Executive Producer was Ellie DiMartino

With support from The Open University – www.openuniversity.co.uk/management


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