Monday, August 29, 2005

How to win a Nobel Prize

From someone who knows:

Try to solve major problems and make really big discoveries.

Be realistic and play to your strengths.

Acquire the basic skills and work with the right people.

Learn to write clearly and concisely.

Work in an appropriate field.

Find and cultivate your true passion.

Focus and don't be a dilettante.

Be selective about where you work.

Value evidence and learn to see what's in front of your nose.

Think outside the box.

Talk about the problem.

Tell the truth.

Be generous and culturally aware.

Be persistent and tenacious, but be prepared to fail.

Your time is precious.

Avoid prestigious administrative roles.

Take care of yourself and live a long time.

Have fun, behave like a winner.

Good advice all around.

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