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Paternity Leave and Women

Posted on October 4th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

Paid leave for child care, be it maternity leave, paternity leave or the more general family leave, is becoming an increasingly important issue in America. Maternity leave is certainly important, I argue necessary, as a means to aid mothers and families to provide what is best for their careers and their family’s growth. Continue reading “Paternity Leave and Women” »

The Beauty of Blue Sky Thinking (And why we find it so hard)

Posted on November 13th, 2015 by in Chemical R&D

We’ve all been in those meetings. The ones where we’re trying to be “creative”. Everyone sits in a circle and comes up with idea after idea after idea. We’re told that “anything goes”, that we should “just shout out any idea we think of” and that “there’s no such thing as a bad idea”. It’s Blue Sky thinking, where we’re supposed to capture absolutely every idea, no matter whether it’s good, bad, relevant or absolutely absurd. This is just about capturing ideas, and anything goes. Continue reading “The Beauty of Blue Sky Thinking (And why we find it so hard)” »