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Boaz Vilozny
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Boaz Vilozny

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There's a lot scientists can learn from marketers - especially marketers who work with data.

https://labwithoutbenches.com/2016/05/02/what-a-scientist-learned-from-digital-analytics/
Unlike most scientists, the digital analysts knew that their professional value depended on good communication.
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Science PhDs and postdocs: time to start treating your career like a research project.
The pressures of stagnant funding, limited academic jobs, and increasing numbers of graduates are creating a bulge in the postdoctoral population cleverly termed “the postdocalypse.” The academic community is already addressing this issue, but of all the stakeholders it is students and postdocs who have the most incentive to prepare for nonacademic careers.
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+Science on Google+ Thanks for the warning - no offence intended.
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I don't know what digital analytics is, but these guys speak my language. Looking at data does not make you data-driven.
Sometimes...well...MOST times...a lobby bar conversation starts on one topic and ends up somewhere entirely different. In this episode, our intrepid trio initially tackles the relationship between data and corporate creativity, and then veers off into...
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Over 1000 visitors to the site I started in November to help PhD scientists get career skills. Thanks for reading, and stand by for some surprises in 2016. And do let me know if there are topics you'd like addressed in future essays!
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+Craig Froehle
 Hi sir, I am currently taking up my Masters Degree in Physics, and it was really a light to me when you said about the storytelling part. It always annoys me whenever I read my papers which sometimes follow a storytelling mode. Now I wouldn't hesitate to do the same with focus on concepts and key points. Thank you sir.
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+Mathieu Hautefeuille Amen, brother.
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I will never stop laughing about this.
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DILEMMA.... Never Say Die! 
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A bit depressing but not surprising.
I reTweeted this and forgot to share it here. The conversation on +Di Cleverly's share is worth a look as well.
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DiCleverly/posts/MnnnZqu8pna

For a little bit on my background, here's a post I wrote a while ago.
Two towers, two IP stories
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ChadHaney/posts/AnZ13yVckKF

You should also take a look at +Buddhini Samarasinghe's post about her job outside of academia.

Musings of an Academic Refugee
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BuddhiniSamarasinghe/posts/STVmtyPR5i7
Why do so many people continue to pursue doctorates?
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Even academics can learn to use LInkedIn
Wasn’t I right to complain that people kept endorsing me for skills they couldn’t possibly know I possessed?
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+Chad Haney, I'm on LinkedIn, Academia.edu, and ResearchGate. For me, working in industry, LinkedIn is probably the best networking site, but I've found that ResearchGate is an excellent place to get answers to questions that arise in the course of my work. I"ve also been able to contribute answers to questions that others have, and I can get copies of papers that I need/want to read. I haven't found much use for Academia.edu. It is, as +Bryan Bonvallet said, LI for academics, and isn't a great fit for me. Academia.edu offers access to papers, like ResearchGate, but I've found only a very few papers that I am looking for that are on Academia.edu exclusively.
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What we talk about when we talk about science.
When giving presentations to different audiences, I put a lot of effort into the problem of explaining chemical concepts to nonscientists. Sometimes I’m so focused on that problem I forget to ask...
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+Rajini Rao Thanks - I think I learned more from that experience than they learned from me...

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Yeah, my kids are doing common core math, too. Know what? It's pretty cool.
Well, there you have it. Right there in black and white...my reaction to seeing my 4th grade son's math homework, and not having a clue how to help him. It was
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+Boaz Vilozny thanks for explanation and the link!
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Have an analytical Christmas...
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Asking dumb questions since 1975
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I'm a near-lifelong resident of Santa Cruz, CA. If you know me, it's probably because I pumped your gas, made you coffee, sang you a song, met you at a science conference, or taught you something. Or we may be related.


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  • University of California, Santa Cruz
    Chemistry, 2000 - 2003
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
    Organic Chemistry, 2004 - 2009
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Analytical chemistry, hydrogel-based sensors, cooking, post-manufacturing product discovery.
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Excellent coffee as expected, plus one of the best croissants I've ever had. Nice place to read a book in the morning.
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