Two former PhD students sharing the six lessons they learned

I started my PhD without realising what it was and what drove me in the first place. To be honest, there was just a sudden opportunity and I did not have a clear view on other career opportunities. Neither did I proactively develop those. The road towards a PhD is bumpy, especially in the beginning. … Continue reading Two former PhD students sharing the six lessons they learned

How our lives will change due to climate change, and pretty fast.

Today I had the once in a lifetime opportunity of attending the climate lecture of prof. Johan Rockström at Ghent University. If you don't know him, in the picture below he is talking to Richard Branson. Yes, he's talking with the big guys and politicians as the leading environmental expert. I'll shortly summarize some key points … Continue reading How our lives will change due to climate change, and pretty fast.

This simple self management system will make you happy and effective.

We all know this potentially stressfull and chaotic mixture of tasks, deadlines, e-mails, meetings, and other work and non-work related things. This simple system made me worry less, prioritize and remember almost everything. If you are currently not using a good 'self-management system', using it will impact your life drastically and very positively. At first … Continue reading This simple self management system will make you happy and effective.

Why some are happy in their jobs, and others are not

Tonight at a Brooklyn rooftop bar I met Joel and Chloe. Joel is originally from the Domenican Republic, Chloe comes from South Korea. They met each other and live in Brooklym, NYC. Besides having beers, fun and nachos with guacamole, we had quite an interesting discussion on careers. Both are doing a similar job, kind … Continue reading Why some are happy in their jobs, and others are not