One way the world of work has changed with the advent of social media has been the immediacy and intimacy of information. Immediate, as the ability to push ‘tweet’ or ‘publish’ sends your message or blog post out into the vast reaches of electronic communication; and intimate, as social media […]
First of all I’m announcing to the world a new Thermo Fisher Scientific / Life Technologies blog entitled ‘Behind the Bench’. I mentioned in the last post that this blog will launch May 27th, but due to some factors beyond my control we’ve gone ‘live’ with it today. (It may […]
“You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.” – Yogi Berra Two years ago when I started this blog I had a few goals – one was to educate and inform, another to build connections, and a third to […]
At a recent Ion World event right before this year’s ASHG meeting in Boston, Dr. Eric Topol gave a keynote talk entitled “Breakthroughs in Sequencing and the Future of Health Care”. He began his talk by asking for a show of hands in the audience present (over 300), “How many […]
Regardless of where you are in your professional career, everyone needs to have a certain amount of selling skills. It is essential, for reasons I’ll get to in a moment. And yet sales is looked down upon, for various reasons.
Way back when, over ten years ago now, I wondered whether I should take additional time (not to mention a lot of money) to pursue an MBA. This was around the year 2000, as the dotcom boom was in full swing, and engineers were dropping out of the workforce in […]
I like hearing from recruiters, and can say that not only because they are salespeople and I am a salesperson at heart. They can be a critical source of difficult to find information, such as their ‘people network’ as well as which employer is looking for which type of talent. […]
This week is the last week of a financial quarter. Phones go unanswered, emails get put off, conference calls are rescheduled, and for many years (when I ‘carried a bag’), there would be a nervous pit in my stomach. So it goes in sales. There are tremendous benefits into going […]