Eight Ideas on Improving Your Productivity

Eight tips to increase your productivity: Important stuff first. Boot up routine. Shut down routine. Three items to-do list. Strive for productive not efficient. Set work schedule. State your intent. Do the difficult stuff first. Transcript: Today bakers, writers, and rock stars, this week’s vlog is all about improving your productivity. So, here are 8 […]

What If We Knew What Reviewers Said About Other Grants

On Amazon you can see the reviewer history. You can see what other products they’ve reviewed, and what they said. Would a similar approach be useful in academia? Would that make receiving a negative review easier? Transcript: Good day there, bakers, writers, and rock stars. Dr. Richard Huysmans here. Talking today about what reviewers might […]

Looking for Work

Looking for work is one of the hardest career activities you will do. Despite the so-called resilience of researchers and being used to grant or journal rejections – the job-hunting process can take things to the next level. Richard went through some key aspects when looking for work. He covered a process you can follow. […]

Building a Reading Habit

Six steps to building a reading habit: Trigger the desire by making the reading material obvious (i.e., place articles around the house/lab/office). Acknowledge the positives you’ll gain from reading. Make it easy to succeed (e.g., easy material, short time or small number of pages). Reward success. Publicly state your reading intention (the crowd can help […]

Building a Reading Habit

Six steps to building a reading habit: Trigger the desire by making the reading material obvious (i.e., place articles around the house/lab/office). Acknowledge the positives you’ll gain from reading. Make it easy to succeed (e.g., easy material, short time or small number of pages). Reward success. Publicly state your reading intention (the crowd can help […]

Should I Do a PhD Thesis by Publication?

The best thesis is a submitted thesis. This by publication could make this faster or slower. Be aware of the pros and cons. If you’d like to know more, comment, DM or shoot me an email. I’ll send you some content. Transcript: Increasingly, students have the opportunity to do their thesis by publication rather than […]