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This is part of a series of posts examining the idea time and imagining our collective future . Tell us your wish for the future here and we'll bury it in a time capsule. Collaboration is a $1 billion industry and is projected to grow to $3.5 billion by 2016, according to an ABI Research study. In its wake, there’s much talk about share culture, much excitement about a rising maker culture, and much hope that design thinking and peer production are panacea to a world in crisis. Yet still we are a long way from knowing how to harness larger teams effectively.
The most successful people in business approach their work differently than most. See how they think--and why it works. Getty 25K in Share Connect with Evernote: Please Login to Connect Your Account with Evernote
Lauren Celano This post is based on content that has already appeared on the Propel Careers website and BioCareers.com . It is reproduced here with the author’s kind permission. When you apply to a job, the details listed on your resume provide your future employer with information about the type of job you are looking for. Everything matters—the key words you include, the way you phrase your accomplishments and experiences, how you order your bullet points, etc. These details build your brand.
, 382-383 (16 September 2004) | doi :10.1038/nj7006-382a ; Published online 15 September 2004 Eugene Russo 1 Eugene Russo is a freelance science writer in Takoma Park, Maryland.
In a highly competitive economy, companies need to stay ahead of their competition if they are to stay afloat. To this end, companies routinely scan all the public information they can find about competitors, including annual reports, scientific papers, regulatory filings, and social media. They talk with key opinion leaders and utilize other primary sources of information. Placed in perspective, this information is a sort of early warning system for companies in competitive markets, helping them to navigate the waters of the business world.
This is the second article in a series designed to help you create an Individual Development Plan (IDP) using myIDP, a new Web-based career-planning tool created to help graduate students and postdocs in the sciences define and pursue their career goals. To learn more about myIDP and begin the career-planning process, please visit http://myidp.sciencecareers.org . When Keren started her Ph.D. program nearly 5 years ago, the prospect of completing her thesis and setting a date for her defense seemed far off. But now the date was approaching—and the thesis and the defense weren't the only things weighing on her mind. She was also thinking, “What next?” Until recently, Keren had assumed she’d pursue a postdoctoral position, work hard, and eventually land a tenure-track position at a research university.
It's a virtuous cycle: Science enables new technology, which then facilitates new science. The result is a society—and laboratories—that scarcely resemble those from only a few years ago. But some would argue that one kind of technology has had less impact on academic laboratories than it should have: communications technology. The Internet, the World Wide Web, smartphones, and social networks have transformed culture. In the laboratory, scientists perform cutting-edge experiments on highly automated instruments—but then record the results with paper and pen, or print them and paste them in old-fashioned lab notebooks with a glue stick.
The road to your first full-time position can be long and tortuous. But some researchers have found a shortcut to success. Eugene Russo reports.
The best managers have a fundamentally different understanding of workplace, company, and team dynamics.
Part of the sequence: Rationality and Philosophy Whether you're doing science or philosophy, flirting or playing music, the first and most important tool you are using is your mind .
All of a sudden, it's like you can't make huge amounts of money without people getting all pissed off about it.