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Surviving in science

“All the world’s a lab … and last, The Survivor” by Sydney Brenner: Survival in science, and especially in biology, takes something more than having a working body. The most important thing you can do is to stay out of … Continue reading

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Take control of your life

The “Complete Theory of the Inverted Telephone Call” by Sydney Brenner: As you know, when a telephone call is made its polarity is taken for granted; somebody is calling and somebody is receiving. How can this polarity be inverted? There … Continue reading

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Underlined in “The creative habit”

Just finished reading this amazing book by the choreographer Twyla Tharp about creative work and constant productivity. Loved everything about it: ideas, words, style and stories. Here’re the sentences that I felt like underlining while reading the book: — I … Continue reading

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Luck

On the role of luck vs. skill in the world of art, sport and science: “The more I practice, the luckier I get” – Gary Player via “The creative habit” by Twyla Tharp

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“Bursts”

For some reason, I thought that Barabasi’s latest book “Bursts” was going to be about networks. Turns out it’s not. I very much enjoyed the author’s prose, easy and clear, but at any given point I couldn’t tell where is … Continue reading

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Keep on running

I expect that this winter I’ll run another marathon somewhere in the world. And I’m sure come next summer I’ll be out in another triathlon somewhere, giving it my best shot. Thus the seasons come and go, and the years … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs

Yesterday I finished reading Steve Jobs’ biography and loved every single sentence. It’s hard to call it the best book I’ve ever read because the quality of this book has nothing to do with the writing skills of its author. … Continue reading

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