Academic training starts today
I take my first lecture today as a student at the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM). Twenty five years after my last serious academic endeavour, here I go again.
I spent yesterday collating all the reading I have done in the past year using a research tool (EndNote). A boring, repetitive task but worth the effort. I then spent an hour catching up on podcasts and videos on the web, where technology startup leaders talked about their experience. The contrast between the diligent, time-consuming reading of academic materials and the immediate injection of ready-for-digestion experience is stark. Part of my research will need to assess all sources, and make sense of all the noise.