The lives of people like Dr. Scott Rocklage, Managing Partner at 5AM Ventures, have several lessons for both the old and young, male and female as well as business inclined individuals and people not given to business. We can keep mentioning their breakthroughs, which would not help much; we need to go a little further to examine what made them who they are today. Dr Scott Rocklage happens to be our case study in this write-up.


The ability for inventions and discoveries remains what I admire most in Dr Scott Rocklage. It is an uncommon talent; people with such are unstoppable on the path of success. Here is a man with 30 Patents to his name; that is simply extraordinary. Most of the new drugs he came up with got speedy approval from the Federal Drug Association simply because they were discovered to possess negligible side effects and very effective in addressing various health challenges. You can personally give them a try. The likes of Omniscan, Cubicin and Teslascan are some of his drugs.


Dr. Scott Rocklage knows the importance of sound education. He subjected himself to rigorous studies in some of the best institutions in the world. He is a product of the University of California, Berkley and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he obtained a Bachelor degree and a PhD respectively. While at MIT, he was opportune to conduct a research in Richard R. Schrock’s Laboratory. Schrock was the 2005 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry.


Dr. Scott Rocklage is an entrepreneur per excellence. In fact, I lost count of the number of top companies he had worked for at the highest level i.e. as CEO, President and Chairman. He is a much sort after fellow. Wherever he goes, he makes the difference. He has an unexplainable way of bringing back to life businesses at the point of liquidation. Even if a company is doing well, his coming always accelerates things in the positive direction.


Dr. Scott Rocklage believes in specialization, which may just be his most powerful winning formula. He displayed this conviction by remaining in the pharmaceuticals over three decades since he joined the industry. Little wonder, he is an amazing success today. There is simply no issue in the industry that Rocklage can not handle to the admiration of all. He is not a jack of all trade and master of none.


There is much to learn from the life-style of Dr. Scott Rocklage. The above are only a few.