Wrong candidate

“If you ever find yourself working for a startup, here’s a handy tip for evaluating customers. Read their job listings. Everything else on their site might be stock photos or the prose equivalent, but the job listings have to be specific about what they want, or they’ll get the wrong candidates.” – Paul Graham in Beating the Averages

Scientists as managers

The skewed world of academia presents a perplexing scenario for the scientists of today. After spending more than a decade gaining expertise in a scientific field and developing remarkable practical skills to gain the ability to think independently, they finally land up with their dream academic job. Then all of a sudden, they find themselves in the role of a manager!

What happens when a scientist becomes a manager? – eu:sci, October 2011 issue