In the game of science, we need to be calculated risk takers, consciously trying to get into scoring positions.
Don't be afraid to be your own advocate; aim your sales pitch at the right people and win their confidence.
The downtime between projects is a rare and precious momentary mental freedom.
We can look at things in a fresh way. ... Originality of thought is our greatest unsung quality.
My euphoria at being a scientist raises the disturbing question of how I might cope with, well, not being a scientist anymore.
I successfully figured out an incomprehensible map of the underground while wondering who would be in the audience and if they would subject me to a tough interrogation.
"Whatever means you choose to get ahead in the technology stakes you have one important barrier to overcome: the peer-review system."
A key indicator of your lab cred is whether people youve never met know who you are when you first meet them.
"Push on to complete individual tasks rather than spinning plates, because task completion equals your stress level coming down a notch or two."
"There is always a local wave to catch (often with some money floating in it), and you need to get yourself and your surfboard right in there."
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