From Maverick To Meta-Entrepreneur: Naveen Jain’s Rules to Live By

Sanjiv Goyal
8 min readMar 10, 2021

By Sanjiv Goyal featuring Naveen Jain

What you will learn:

  • Success habits from Viome CEO Naveen Jain.
  • Two key phrases that fuel innovation.
  • How to think outside of the box
  • Why it is important to pivot to purpose post COVID.
  • What a meta-entrepreneur is.
  • How to adopt the mindset of a meta-entrepreneur.
  • How to leverage failure.
  • How to cultivate curiosity.
Naveen Jain, CEO Viome

Healthcare Industry Interrupted

Naveen Jain isn’t interested in predictability or stability. The tech industry maverick is crazy in all the right ways. If you want to read up on his extensive list of accomplishments click here.

For the purposes of this article, we will be focusing on his latest venture Viome and the mindset, habits, and skills that put him at the helm of a revolutionary company that is changing the healthcare landscape and making gut microbiome testing simpler and more accessible than ever.

Until the last decade, it was widely accepted that our genes determine the quality of our health. It was thought that if you had a genetic predisposition for a disease or condition, there was nothing you could do about it. We have been led to believe that what is written in our genes is our unavoidable destiny.

The latest research in the field of epigenetics is disproving this theory. Not only are we seeing that conditions such as diabetes, anxiety, and autoimmune conditions are preventable, but they are also reversible.

In actuality, it is our gene expression that determines whether or not we will develop an illness, and through regulating diet and exposure to environmental factors, we are actually able to turn our genes on and off.

Naveen rejects the claim that this is a new discovery. Just because we are now at a stage of scientific sophistication where we can study and prove what is going on inside of our bodies, doesn’t mean we haven’t intuitively known about this from our early evolution. Jain argues that science is catching up to what we have always innately known to be true.

Sanjiv Goyal

A futurist, angel investor, and Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Sanjiv Goyal, connects the dots and embraces disruptive technologies to global problems