Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Science (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Mar 25, 2009 - Science - 368 pages
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From Nobel Prize-winning scientist James D. Watson, a living legend for his work unlocking the structure of DNA, comes this candid and entertaining memoir, filled with practical advice for those starting out their academic careers.

In Avoid Boring People, Watson lays down a lifeís wisdom for getting ahead in a competitive world. Witty and uncompromisingly honest, he shares his thoughts on how young scientists should choose the projects that will shape their careers, the supreme importance of collegiality, and dealing with competitors within the same institution. Itís an irreverent romp through Watsonís colorful career and an indispensable guide to anyone interested in nurturing the life of the mind.


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Review: Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Science

User Review  - Kristin - Goodreads

Strangely ambiguous title... is "boring" a gerund or a participle? Should I avoid people who have nothing to say, or should I make sure I always have something to say around people? Must read, must ... Read full review

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User Review  - Anthony Faber - Goodreads

Kind of interesting inside look at how science is done. Read full review

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James D. Watson was director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York from 1968 to 1993 and is now its chancellor emeritus. He was the first director of the National Center for Human Genome Research of the National Institutes of Health from 1989 to 1992. A member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society, he has received the Copley Medal of the Royal Society and is a Knight of the British Empire (KBE). He has also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the National Medal of Science, and, with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1962.


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