Winning The Game Scientists Play: Revised Edition

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Basic Books, Jan 4, 2008 - Science - 304 pages
In this inspiring book of personal insight and sound advice, veteran scientist Carl J. Sindermann gives an insider's look at the competitive world of science and reveals the best strategies for attaining prominence and success. Taking apart the many different roles scientists must play during their careers, Sindermann compares common mistakes scientists make with what the best strategists do-whether they are publishing papers, presenting data, chairing meetings, or coping with government or academic bureaucracy. In the end, he maintains, well-honed interpersonal skills, a savvy eye on one's competitors, and excellent science are the keys to a satisfying and successful career.
 

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Contents

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Page 4 - To me, a game (as exemplified in science) constitutes a series of transactions and strategies which legitimately enhances progress in the many interpersonal relations which surround the act of doing good science.

About the author (2008)

Carl J. Sindermann is a marine biologist and the author of five trade books on careers in science. Since he received his advanced degrees from Harvard University, he has directed marine research laboratories in New Jersey, Maryland, and Florida and was the editor of the national journal Fishery Bulletin.

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