Category Archives: Business/ Entrepreneurship

The missed opportunity

Just about every PhD or Post-Doctoral Fellow that I have spoken to, since arriving into the world of science*, doesn’t have great things to say about their training experience.

If you are one that does have good things to say, I’ll bet, you’re the exception.

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Touchy Feely Takeaways

As I come to the end of my time at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), I have begun to reflect on what I will take away from my experience. The Stanford MBA program is renowned for many unique classes. At the top of this list is one called OB374: Interpersonal Dynamics,  which is fondly known as  ‘Touchy Feely’ (TF), so I’ll start there.

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The Good Student Discount

I recently bought car insurance and was pleased to learn I was eligible for a few discounts on my premium. ABS brakes, an installed alarm and a clean record are typical discounts. However, the one indicated below was one I didn’t expect

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The three Ps

We all know meetings suck. They drag on, discussions go around in circles and actions are forgotten. I’ve yet to come across a  structure which results in a quick and impactful meeting.

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The San Francisco of Europe

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Miles of graffitied walls, dinner at 9pm, a plethora of bars, cafes and restaurants composed of less than four tables, male ‘bratwursts’ painted on the walls (including my office above), indoor treehouses, bicycles, a diverse and chilled out population, 170 museums, beards in management and more bicycles. Landing in Berlin, you instantly feel that much cooler. Continue reading