First one to publish

A follow-up thought on this morning’s conversation with a colleague. I don’t want to dedicate my life to being the first one to publish. Just like Tim Cook said yesterday: it means more to me to get it right than to be first. Or at least, that’s how I like to think. But if you are not careful, pressure from your friends, colleagues and collaborators will convince you that, just like in professional sport, if you don’t publish first, your work has no value. Thinking a lot about this lately…

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