Choose to be an entrepreneur, create what you imagine!

Instead of working at Bain Capital.. [E]voking a good mood that has been honed by food companies such as Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in the US or Innocent drinks, the UK juice company: Typically, Michel et Augustin packaging has light-hearted details of how the product was made or how the company works. “If you […]

Admitting Failure – in impact

We have a conundrum. It is really hard to talk about failure. Admitting Failure is here to help. This is a community and a resource, created to establish new levels of transparency, collaboration and innovation within civil society. In my new job I will be assessing impact. Impact of science outside our university. It will […]

Outsourcing or outsmarting?

You remember the news about the American programmer who outsourced his job to a Chinese for a pittance? Well, did you know Damien Hirst doesn’t do his art? Only Students, of course, are not allowed to outsource their work (unless it’s a form of group work). What then constitutes as the fine line? Lucy Kellaway […]

Academic reference inflation

I think I may just have been very lucky, in case I managed to secure my future job by being the only reference they needed (in addition to a rather lengthy academic CV, meetings and an interview).. For all the effort and ink, what, as readers of references, do we hope to find? Only this: […]

Me myself and I: story of reconciliation

Dear Diary, I feel like a 15-year old girl. Is that a bad thing? Perhaps not. Better that than a disheartened, cynical 33 year old scientist.. which I am not! Well, at least not all of it. What weird experiences I have had recently. Still looking for that golden goose of a job, although am […]