Your Guide to the Unspoken Rules of a Career in Academics

Rebecca Helton

Not Discussed is a travel guide for academics at any stage of their careers. Win a free copy by commenting!

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Acting on the Essential: Propelling Theory into Practice

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Essentialism is guide to being re-energized by sharpening our focus on what is essential, compelling and generative.

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Research Manuscripts Should Tell Really Good Stories

Aimee Edgeworth

Does your research paper have a climax? Improve scientific writing with these storytelling techniques from Dr. Rafael E. Luna.

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Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide

Pat Bird, MHSA, MA (Conflict Transformation)

Bring your posters, proposals, and papers to life by becoming a more effective data storyteller.

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Don't Row, Steer. A Professor's Four Steps to Deep Work

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Computer sciences professor Cal Newport lays out strategies for academics to find their groove and stay in it.

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Brene Brown Offers Academics A Thoughtful Way To Do a Reboot

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Academic Amazon Wish List Alert: Put a Brene Brown Book on Your Favorite Faculty's Reading List

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Mentees and Mentors Must-Read Book Lists

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

We asked mentees and mentors what books most influenced their careers, which they give or lend most, and what they are currently reading.

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Radical Candor: Can It Work for Academics?

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

With many parallels to the struggles of busy life in academia, Scott's Radical Candor is an excellent read. You can easily finish this book in an evening but it's one you'll want to pass around to friends after.

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Summer Reading: What's Popular in the Edge Library

The Edge for Scholars

Here's what's been flying off the shelves of our "analog library" of career development books.

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A Quick Fix for Death by Powerpoint

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

The funny thing about this Death by Powerpoint condition is that while everyone has experienced this as an audience member, no one is guilty of giving a terrible presentation. Which makes for some interesting math. Who are these terrible presenters?

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