“The day your vision, what you think needs to be done, is bigger than what you can do single-handedly, then you have to move toward management.”

According to Richard Hamming in “You and your research

Question: Would you compare research and management?

Hamming: If you want to be a great researcher, you won’t make it being president of the company. If you want to be president of the company, that’s another thing. I’m not against being president of the company. I just don’t want to be. I think Ian Ross does a good job as President of Bell Labs. I’m not against it; but you have to be clear on what you want. Furthermore, when you’re young, you may have picked wanting to be a great scientist, but as you live longer, you may change your mind. For instance, I went to my boss, Bode, one day and said, “Why did you ever become department head? Why didn’t you just be a good scientist?” He said, “Hamming, I had a vision of what mathematics should be in Bell Laboratories. And I saw if that vision was going to be realized, I had to make it happen; I had to be department head.” When your vision of what you want to do is what you can do single-handedly, then you should pursue it. The day your vision, what you think needs to be done, is bigger than what you can do single-handedly, then you have to move toward management. And the bigger the vision is, the farther in management you have to go. If you have a vision of what the whole laboratory should be, or the whole Bell System, you have to get there to make it happen. You can’t make it happen from the bottom very easily. It depends upon what goals and what desires you have. And as they change in life, you have to be prepared to change. I chose to avoid management because I preferred to do what I could do single-handedly. But that’s the choice that I made, and it is biased. Each person is entitled to their choice. Keep an open mind. But when you do choose a path, for heaven’s sake be aware of what you have done and the choice you have made. Don’t try to do both sides.




poky Progress is a choice

According to Richard Martin

While most of the audience at Oak Ridge was familiar with the outlines of the Chinese program, the level of sophistication and the progress to date were startling to many listeners.

“It’s very surprising how far they’ve come in four years,” said John Kutsch, the vice president for business development at Terrestrial Energy, which is developing its own version of a molten-salt reactor. “That shows you what throwing hundreds of researchers at a project will do to speed progress.”


Faced with a long path to funding and licensing their technology in the United States, many developers of next-generation nuclear reactors have said they will likely test their machines in other countries, including China.

If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?

Brad Pierce's Blog

According to Steve Jobs (in the video below)

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.


When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every…

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Produserer allerede strøm fra «umulig kilde»

Per Kristian Bjørkeng

En uavhengig kilde bekrefter overfor Aftenposten at kraftverket allerede er i drift hos en hemmelig kunde i USA.

Men Aftenposten får bekreftet fra en annen, uavhengig kilde at produksjonsenheten er en realitet og at den hemmelige kunden faktisk kjøper inn damp. Denne kilden har tung vitenskapelig bakgrunn i relevante fag, har selv vært til stede og kunne inspisere containeren. Årsaken til at vedkommende ikke vil stå frem med navn, er at det regnes som svært farlig for karrièren å omfavne det høyst kontroversielle fenomenet kald fusjon.

Det nye er at en uavhengig kilde kan bekrefte at forsøket faktisk eksisterer og ser ut til å fungere godt.

to win the prize Take Risks

According to Shuji Nakamura, when asked “Why did you succeed with the blue LED when others failed?”

Nobody thought that gallium nitride would work. So it was a really crazy thing to pick gallium nitride. Luckily, it worked. The most important thing in science and technology is to take risks, like gambling in a way.

According to Nathaniel Branden in The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem

That which we call “genius” has a great deal to do with independence, courage, and daring — a great deal to do with nerve. This is one reason we admire it. In the literal sense, such “nerve” cannot be taught; but we can support the process by which it is learned. If human happiness, well-being, and progress are our goals, it is a trait we must strive to nurture — in our child-rearing practices, in our schools, in our organizations, and first of all in ourselves.

do ants have Free Will?

If free will is not an illusion, is there a free will quotient (FWQ), like an IQ?

If free will is an illusion, why is the illusion so adaptive? And do ants feel it? Is there a free will illusion quotient (FWIQ)?

just might Wish For It

Be careful what you get, you just might wish for it.