Recommendation: Mac Power Users 221: Academic Workflows with Aleh Cherp

The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.
Sir William Bragg

If you want to know what you can do with your mac, listen to Mac Power Users. They have loads of tips — and you can easy get buried there. 🙂 Recently, they had Aleh Cherp from on their show. He did give some insights into his workflow. You can listen to the episode on the Mac Power Users site.

Giving that this is a topic I am interested in myself, I found the episode very well worth listening too. Especially the idea of using a CRM (customer relationship management) tool to manage one’s contacts. It’s essentially a working academic’s Farley File (see this posting). Really interesting, and I’m going to have to check out Daylite (unfortunately, it’s rather expensive for a single piece of software).

But anyway, a highly recommended episode. Just … just keep in mind that in Academia, you are measured by a very clear standard: Publish or perish. It’s the publications that count, not the perfect workflow. So deal with your bottle necks, but keep your eyes on the goal. 🙂


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