Avoid Boring People

Avoid Boring People

Lessons From A Life in Science

Book - 2007 | 1st ed.
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A true believer in the intellectual promise of youth, Watson offers specific pointers to beginning scientists about choosing the projects that will shape their careers, the supreme importance of collegiality, and dealing with competitors within the same institution, even one who is a former mentor. Finally he addresses himself to the role and needs of science at large universities in the context of discussing theunceremonious departure of Harvard's president Larry Summers and the search for his successor. Scorning political correctness, this irreverent romp through Watson's life and learning is an indispensable guide to anyone plotting a career in science (or most anything else), a primer addressed both to the next generation and those who are entrusted with their minds.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780375412844
Branch Call Number: 572.8092 W339w
Characteristics: 347 p. : ill.
Alternative Title: Avoid boring other people

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Nov 29, 2016

A very pedestrian autobiography. I had expected better.

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