Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Science
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Mar 25, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
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 life’s 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. It’s an irreverent romp through Watson’s colorful career and an indispensable guide to anyone interested in nurturing the life of the mind.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - amarcobio - LibraryThing
I enjoyed reading the first half of the book, and I struggled to go through the second half. In any case, it was a good read, and the advices at the end of every chapter are sometimes useful. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - fsmichaels - LibraryThing
Loved the title of this book and was excited to pick it up, having read other memoirs of scientists (Richard Feynman, memorably). Found though that this book didn't resonate. Liked the idea of the ... Read full review