Making the Most of a Bad Situation

Making the Most of a Bad Situation

Job losses – let alone those we’re living through now as a result of COVID – are tough to deal with.

How to Make Marginal Gains in Your Research

How to Make Marginal Gains in Your Research

Like I said in earlier articles on reading, writing, and social media, marginal gains are small improvements that add up through the value of compounding. So, what small improvements can you make improve your workflow?

Improving Your Social Media Strategy

Improving Your Social Media Strategy

Making Marginal Gains in Your Research Writing

Making Marginal Gains in Your Research Writing

Other than “when you started” I cannot think of a better time than now to start improving your writing.

How to Read More Articles

How to Read More Articles

During school, I rarely read. In fact, I only read because I had to throughout school. Then I continued that in university. I am living proof of marginal gains for reading. To start with, I was encouraged to read the news. Then that developed into interests that I actively sought out and books […]

Twenty-One Questions Before You (Go Back to) Study (a PhD)

Twenty-One Questions Before You (Go Back to) Study (a PhD)

Twenty Questions for before you start or go back to studying (a PhD). They aren’t in any order. Just as they popped into my head.

Four Tips for Working with Industry as an Academic

Four Tips for Working with Industry as an Academic

The problem most academics have working with industry is that they assume industry is like them. The problem most industry has with academics is they assume academics are like them.

Six Things to Do to Be a Better PhD Supervisor

Six Things to Do to Be a Better PhD Supervisor

We need better PhD supervisors.1 Yes – students need to take control of their own destiny. Yes – students need to be more aware of their role in the research, and supervisory process. Yes – students should be self-informing about options beyond their PhD. But…

When You’re a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail

When You’re a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail

Just like everything looks like a nail if you are a hammer, your PhD appears academic when all of your skills are presented in that context. Similarly, people in other sectors will have the same problem. They’ll see how their skills are specific to their sector.

Will It Zoom?

Will It Zoom?

Will it Zoom? I’m not sure, but we should give it a go. And, I know you are all sick of Zoom but hear me out. Please.

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