How to make academic research more impactful

I have worked in ‘both worlds’ and all I can say is that they are very different. My current job as a startup co-founder/CEO differs so much from my former academic jobs.  These are some of my reflections Continue reading “How to make academic research more impactful”

Weekly quote #5: Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. – Theodore Roosevelt

Continue reading “Weekly quote #5: Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat”

Six lessons for PhD students

I started my PhD without realising what it was and what drove me in the first place. To be honest, there was just a sudden opportunity and I did not have a clear view on other career opportunities Continue reading “Six lessons for PhD students”

How our lives will change due to climate change, and pretty fast.

Today I had the once in a lifetime opportunity of attending the climate lecture of prof. Johan Rockström at Ghent University. If you don’t know him, in the picture below he is talking to Richard Branson. Continue reading “How our lives will change due to climate change, and pretty fast.”

Why some are happy in their jobs, and others aren’t

Tonight at a Brooklyn rooftop bar I met Joel and Chloe. Joel is originally from the Domenican Republic, Chloe comes from South Korea. They met each other and live in Brooklym, NYC. Besides having beers, fun and nachos with guacamole, we had quite an interesting discussion on careers Continue reading “Why some are happy in their jobs, and others aren’t”

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