Alec Nevala-Lee

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The secret weapon

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I advise my graduate students to pick a research problem that is important (so that it will matter if it is solved), but one for which they have a secret weapon that gives some prospect of success. Why a secret weapon? Because if the problem is important, other researchers as intelligent as my students will be trying to solve it; my students are likely to come in first only by having access to some knowledge or research methods the others do not have.

Herbert A. Simon, Models of My Life

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January 7, 2018 at 7:30 am

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