I never thought of what courage was or whether I had any until I volunteered to speak at The Quarter Club a few weeks ago. It was an incredible experience! And oh what an intense and anxious couple of days, building up to that hot Monday in July. All kinds of thoughts were running through … Read more Courage, where is it?
It is a real pity to live in a big city and not take advantage of the long list of shows, seminars, lectures and networking events, especially when they are free and relatively easy to get to. The advantages are many: from the basics of discovering a new venue, perhaps built in a century that … Read more Three things I learned this week: serendipity, genome data and Viagra™
Like many of you, I find myself on autopilot every morning. I look at my phone, or gaze at the road just barely noticing anything or anyone. I am focused on getting to the office. I know where everything is. I don’t need the tube map and I definitely don’t create any traffic at the … Read more Dear commuters,
This is not a post about discovering other people’s talents. That’s pretty easy. Some even do it as a job. I mean, how do you think football players get discovered? This is a post about discovering your own talents. How do you know if you are good at something? If you are like me and … Read more On discovering talents
Beside the opportunity to learn a few new words from Brennan, I like watching Bones because it is one of the most empowering shows for women. If this is what Kathy Reichs’s life is like, than I am really happy to know so many women work in forensic science! The main character in the FOX … Read more Why I like watching Bones!
As cheesy as it sounds, I just watched “Legally Blonde”, the movies. And to my surprise, it had more real life lessons than I expected. I picked up on 4 points that stood out for me: Tipping point Whilst many believe that an event in our lives cannot singly determine the direction that we take … Read more Life lessons from Legally Blonde
If you have a choice, then go to a liberal arts college in the US. Yes, I am biased because you can pursue an undergraduate degree only so many times before it looks weird on your CV. And I did mine at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. As a benchmark, unfortunately, I can only use my … Read more On going to university
We’ve all been to sports events where the favourite player or team just can’t seem to win. Even though their game is better; their technique is more creative; their track record is impeccable. But they just can’t make it. They are more sloppish. They seem to have lost it, regardless of the cheers and the … Read more On taking tests
I was reading a Forbes piece on the richest women in the world. There are only a handful female versions of the “Mark Zuckerberg”, and I don’t mean young and rich, but rather independently wealthy. Independently of father, husband, brother or any other type of inheritance. And this is not to say that these women … Read more A few thoughts