Publish And Flourish

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Publish And Flourish

  1. 1. Publish and Flourish
  2. 2. Frequently Asked Questions <ul><li>How do I get started? </li></ul><ul><li>What should I publish? </li></ul><ul><li>Where should I publish? </li></ul><ul><li>With who(m)? </li></ul><ul><li>What can I learn from winners? </li></ul><ul><li>What can I learn from losers? </li></ul>
  3. 3. How do I get started? <ul><li>Method 1: One planned step at a time </li></ul><ul><li>Method 2: Wait for the right idea </li></ul><ul><li>Method 3: Build networks that will help </li></ul><ul><li>Method 4: Multi-task </li></ul><ul><li>Method 5: ‘Knitting’ </li></ul><ul><li>Method 6: Apprenticeship </li></ul>
  4. 4. It’s winning by losing all the way <ul><li>So go out there and start losing your way to success … </li></ul>
  5. 5. What should I publish? <ul><li>Think portfolio and product </li></ul><ul><li>You will probably be judged long-term by a few exceptional bits of work (products) </li></ul><ul><li>In the short-term, you may have to show you can ‘publish to order’ and meet production quantity as well as quality standards </li></ul>
  6. 6. With whom? <ul><li>Your supervisor? </li></ul><ul><li>Your local research network </li></ul><ul><li>In a ‘community of learning’ </li></ul><ul><li>With a trusted colleague/friend? </li></ul>http://www.luminous-landscape.com/locations/nomads.shtml
  7. 7. Where should I publish? Harder: Articles in Top Journals Sole author Good Critical Reviews Theoretical (Re) conceptualization Easier: E-publishing Notes and Comments Team publishing Working papers Empirical/Incremental contributions Conference chapters
  8. 8. What can I learn from winners? <ul><li>Principle of extended effort </li></ul><ul><li>Fun trumps duty </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative generosity of spirit and tall poppies </li></ul><ul><li>Reciprocity and exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Finding your signature </li></ul>
  9. 9. You may not like to hear this … <ul><li>Gary Player was right: “ I'm crap at drawing. But I bet you that if I practiced, I'd get much better. It's that fear of failing (and not having a lot of time at the moment) which keeps me from doing more…” </li></ul>http://wannabeadman . blogspot.com/2007/08/its-funny- more-i-practice- luckier-i-get.htm
  10. 10. What can I learn from losers? <ul><li>Talent will not guarantee success </li></ul><ul><li>The stress/effort trap </li></ul><ul><li>Denial </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Who owns the problem?’ </li></ul>
  11. 11. Paying attention to context <ul><li>Managing your supervisor </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding your scholarly network </li></ul><ul><li>Finding ‘intellectual bodyguards’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Search widely …chose wisely’ </li></ul>
  12. 12. Some Thoughts on Networks and Collaboration <ul><li>Collaboration is a great way of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Know what you can bring to the party </li></ul><ul><li>Technology and networking are changing research and collaborative methods </li></ul><ul><li>Research requires individual courage, supported by social sensitivities </li></ul>http://www.mybadthoughts.com/loneliness/

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