Category Archives: Management

Science and the Myth of Solitude

As science moves towards a more collaborative mode, I think we’ll see this myth of the genius–as opposed to the brilliant organizer and manager–break down.
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Boeing and the Myth of Beneficial Outsourcing

Outsourcing is more efficient. Except when it increases development costs from $5 billion to $20 billion.
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Posted in Bidness, Economics, Management | 8 Comments

Unemployment-Related Snarky Quote of the Day

Dean Baker wins the internet today. The set up: The Wall Street Journal ran a piece on how some companies are unable to fill positions even when more than 14 million workers are unemployed…. All the people used as sources … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Management | 10 Comments

I Wonder Why Most Workers Want to Quit Their Jobs….

84% of U.S. employees would switch jobs if they could.
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Posted in Conservatives, Jobs, Management | 9 Comments

So Why Would One Want to Run Our Schools Like Business?

Education ‘reformers’ constantly talk about how schools need to be run more like businesses. But what does that have to do with business?
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Is Science a Job or a Calling?

Do you view science as a job, one you like and are proud to do, or as an all-consuming calling?
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Posted in Cancer, Career Stuff, Jobs, Management | 21 Comments

Out-of-Office Reply Is a Good Thing

Being constantly in-touch reinforces bad work habits. It’s not laziness, but professionalism.
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Posted in Bidness, Management | 11 Comments

The Economic Tyranny of Double Entry Accounting

It is impossible for the government and the entire private sector to both run surpluses. This isn’t political theory or ideology, it’s arithmetic.
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Posted in Economics, Management, Mathematics | 5 Comments

Happy Evacuation Day!

One unique Massachusetts tradition is that, on this day, some tightwad state representative rails against how much Evacuation Day and Bunker Hill Day cost the state.
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Posted in Boston, Management, WhatEVAH! | 5 Comments

On Work and Time in Science

How long do you work as a scientist, and why is that?
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Posted in Bidness, Education, Management | 16 Comments