Is Motivation Really the “Switch” you to Super Charge Your Productivity?

A classic moment in many (American) movies is the point where the protagonist reaches a breaking point and, as though a switch was flipped, they suddenly have an abundance of motivation. Roll vignettes of the hero suffering through training, study, practice to achieve the heights that had been previously unattainable. Outcome, victory. While fiction lends […]

The Power of a Pause

In the hyperbolically accelerating world we live in, it feels like taking time to pause for any length of time is something we cannot afford to do. With a pause we lag behind. With a pause we are not giving it our all. It comes with a measure of guilt. We need to act, now […]

Why you Should Continue Your #scicomm Efforts – Despite the Ridicule.

If you follow twitter #scicomm tag on twitter you will be exposed to a lot of angst about “should I or shouldn’t I.” Apparently scientific communication (let’s just call it scicomm for brevity) efforts are ridiculed by more “serious” peers and thought of as tangential or irrelevant to achieving success in science. I would consider […]

Whats wrong with the one day training workshop?

Medium’s The Higher Education Revolution just published my article on about this topic. I break down some of the short comings of intense training sessions and provide suggestions about how to improve the learning experience from the perspective of both students and teachers. Read the full post, just a five minute read, on Medium.