Monthly Archives: May 2013

Accepting rejection

It seems peculiarly symmetric that just a week after my post on saying no to things to have more time to do research I would hear a “no” from a grant I applied to so that I can do research. … Continue reading

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Learning to say no

Probably the biggest problem I’ve had in my “early career mathematician” life is that I do too many things. I wrote a bit already about my over-functioning issues in an older post. In part, this is how I have always … Continue reading

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The talking cure

This is not a post about psychiatry (although this link Jordan Ellenberg shared recently makes me think I could use some therapy, and it IS Sigmund Freud‘s birthday today), but rather about the benefits of giving talks in mathematics: they … Continue reading

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