Advice for Scientists
The week beginning from the 30th September 2011 has been a sad one in the worlds of science and technology. The passing of Ralph Steinman and Steve Jobs, both pioneers in their own fields, have brought a few things into perspective. Strangely both men succumbed to the same disease – pa...
In a previous post, I mentioned a book, Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office, that helped me get my voice heard and my actions respected. A reader asked me what I did exactly to “stand out and not be ignored anymore?” Since it has been eight years since I read the book, I could not remember ...
In my “How to Present Stylishly” post, I mentioned presentation tips and lessons I learned when I transitioned into a business career. A reader asked if I had any tips for dealing with the fear of public speaking. I shared with her tips I learned from Steven C. Toy (a great speaker himself) when...
This posting delves a little more into the focus of my research: the cognition of music. In particular, we will look at an article recently published in Scientific American called “Brain Scans Predict Pop Hits.” It is a summary article of a paper by Gregory Berns and Sara Moore from Emory Univer...
This time around, we are going to discuss objective statements on your CV. Depending on who you listen to, you either need them, or you don’t need them, and everyone has a differing opinion with facts and figures to validate their opinions. I happen to like objective statements, and I se...
Do you ever think about telling your stories about your lab work on stage? Do you ever want to share your ambition and enthusiasm in science with other people who are not working in this field? Do you ever want to tell stories that seem very normal in your daily work but are quite interesting actual...
The topic of this posting is ‘the promise of the latter stage career.’ It is inspired by my recent trip on holiday to Spain, in particular Barcelona. In Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia church is an emblem of the city and it is a hot tourist destination. But it’s history and continuing developme...
The theme of this posting is ‘Educated, Unemployed and Frustrated’ and it is a commentary/response on the article by the same name from the March 20 edition of The New York Times. The original article was written by Matthew Klein. The main thesis of Mr. Klein’s article is that recent graduates...