Ozan Varol

Ozan Varol

Best-Selling Author & Award-Winning Law Professor, Lewis & Clark Law School

A native of Istanbul, Turkey, Ozan moved to the United States by himself at 17 to attend university. He became a rocket scientist and served on the operations team for the 2003 Mars Exploration Rovers project that sent two rovers to Mars. He then pivoted and became a law professor to influence others to make interplanetary leaps on Earth. Now, he’s all about being a contrarian and challenging the status quo to create more innovation.

His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, BBC, TIME, CNN, and The Washington Post. Best-selling authors with large followings—including Tim Ferriss, Adam Grant, Daniel Pink, Susan Cain, among many others—have featured Ozan in their weekly newsletters.

Ozan’s forthcoming book, “Think Like a Rocket Scientist,” will be published in Spring 2020 by the Hachette Book Group in the United States and by Penguin Random House in several foreign markets.

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