By InDecision Blog reporter and regular editorial contributor Troy Campbell.
Question: How Do You Succeed in Academia?
To answer this all important question, let us start not with the truth, but with a myth. It is a myth that misguides so many students, and it is …
The Lonely Genius Myth
There is a myth in our field and that myth is “the lonely genius.”
The lonely genius is the researcher with the exact right research style, who reads narrowly but broadly, writes at least 90 minutes a day, balances work and exercise, is always strategic, knows exactly how to target journals, and above all else, does it alone. The myth goes: we should all strive to be just like the lonely genius and any deviation from this standard is wrong.
The Truth of the Lonely Genius
The Hidden Real Answer
The real answer of…
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