Redemption: guilty no more

T. has been complaining about my intervention of her school choice: she thought she would have a better future, had her not listened to me.

This is a claim you can never disprove: we can only live once; choosing one means forgoing the rest. And the forgone is anyone’s imagination.

But if redemption means to get your victim what was denied, you have done enough. This time, you single-handedly build her entire record for the job market: two publications and two ideas.

We are even now.


Vision: next step

I don’t belong here. I must move. To move up, I must strengthen my credential.

The research ability is the currency in this field. It is what makes you desirable.

From now on it is a game of caliber, not number. Do not waste your time on trivial stuff. Delegate to others; do final writing only.

Focus on big ideas. This is how you can keep learning, make you happy, and leverage your record.

Increase your visibility. Work with able guys. Don’t waste your time. Be choosy: it is your life. Why would you waste on others?

Besides focus, you must build and discipline your team. Take a soft approach: schedule weekly meeting. This will keep projects on trace and guarantee progress.

In summary, you need to build your brand, increase your visibility, and produce sufficient papers.