Download as PDF So, you’re working from home. Good on you for taking the leap! It will be a fantastic thing. Trust me, I’ve been doing it since 2008. But there are some things people should know that will make work, and home life easier.
The short answer - all! A PhD teaches a way of thinking about problems and solutions useful to all organisations.
The data on PhD students graduating and remaining in academia are pretty-stark. Depending on who or what you read as few as 10% of graduates remain in academia long term.
In a talk I recently attended Jamie Pride, he said that 92% of newly (ASX) listed businesses would fail within two years! I was astonished. I knew the data were bad, but not THAT bad.
You may not think it, but being a researcher – particularly one that is the leader of a research group – is actually a lot like being an owner of a small business. Here’s why: