“Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin were members of this organization!” I thought when I first spoke at the New York Academy of Sciences. So were Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Edison, I later found. To speak at the same organization isn’t that big a deal, but it feels like it counts for something.
I’ve spoken there several more times, generally about leadership skills for scientists and geeky people like myself. Many of its members focused mainly on learning academic things, less on social, business, and emotional awareness and skills, which I’ve focused on. They’re creating a series of video interviews of people with academic science backgrounds who didn’t go into academia. Last year they interviewed me as someone who started a company.
The other day they posted the interview. See it here.
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