What does it take to make a discovery these days?

“There is strength in a diversity of approaches and trying to tackle a problem from a single viewpoint, or discipline, today may well be insufficient to achieve the necessary breakthrough. I believe the age of the lone heroine scientist is past. The challenges we face are so multi-faceted and vast that no single mind can […]

The careerist: Saying ‘I don’t know’

Most of us don’t know everything. Heck, none of us do! Then why is it so difficult to say it out loud? Or is it just in certain circumstances? I believe we all have something to learn in this respect. Admitting not knowing can truly be liberating.. as the article describes below, for people working […]

Education at a Glance 2012

New OECD publication out today: Directorate for Education – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. ..enables countries to see themselves in the light of other countries’ educational performance. And immediately (rightfully) captured by the British press: Children from immigrant families face significant challenges. Moreover, this happens in the UK especially, compared with France, the Netherlands […]

Lucy strikes again

I love this columnist! Not that it would mean I agree with everything she says or chooses as topic, I still admire her bold wordings, choices and obvious frankness. Check this out: Lucy Kellaway on Helen Gurley Brown – the late Cosmo girl. As usual, I cannot but quote some of the ingenious lines Lucy’s […]


A refreshing yet saddening account of plagiarism was written about in the Financial Times: Plagiarism is more than an academic matter. The case of a well-known ‘hot-shot’ journalist was revealed by a blogger ten days ago. At the time of the FT article, the journalist in question was suspended from duty, however has apparently been […]