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. So here are 4 tips to help you work with industry: (1) Remove your prejudice; (2) Understand their motivations; (3) Know their financial schedule; and (4) Time is precious Transcript: Four tips for working with industry. Number 1, remove […]

If I Leave Academia – Should I Retrain and What Matters to Industry?

What questions do you have about looking for work? I’ve listed a few here. But if you’ve got others I’d love to know. Maybe I can answer? Or the crowd that is social media can? Transcript: At this point in time, you might be thinking, “I’d like to leave academia.”. Probably because the job market […]

Eight Questions and Answers on Leaving Academia

Thinking about leaving academia? Here are 8 common questions and my answers. As with most things career related, there’s no right or wrong. There’s what you might like, and what you might not like. And, the only way you’ll know is by giving it a go. So, go on, give IT a go – whatever […]

Improving Your Social Media Strategy

Small gains in productivity can have a huge benefit long term. That’s the result of compounding. If you save a minute on a process that you do several times a day you might get 5 minutes extra per day or 30 hours in a year. So, making a small improvement to your social media game […]

How to Make Marginal Gains in Your Research

Marginal gains are small improvements that have the opportunity to compound. They were made famous by the British Cycling Team that competed (and won lots of gold medals) at the 2008 Olympics. But the idea has been around for much longer than that. In some respects it’s the automation and mechanisation of repetitive processes. And, […]

How to Read More Articles

A key part of academic life is reading – reading all of the necessary research literature. Now, you could never hope to read it all. But you could improve your reading through marginal gains. Making changes that result in small improvements that compound. Read daily. Queue your reading. Read on devices, not just computer or […]