Quantified academia

Originally posted on The Slow Academic:
At a conference dinner a few years ago, my dinner companion asked me ‘what’s your h-index?’ At the time I was blissfully unaware of my exact number (a key indicator of my lowly academic status) so my companion googled me on the spot. Our conversation was short-lived. For those…

The #1 key to academic success

Originally posted on Happy Academic:
In speaking with lots of academics over the years about how they’ve achieved success in their fields, I’ve heard a remarkably similar theme repeated many times. And it seems this recommendation for success is not unique to the academic world; apparently 70% of business owners who do this one thing…