Richard Hamming giving advice to researchers in 1995, plenty of which serves as general career advice.
Here’s a selection:
- Work on important problems.
- Luck favours a prepared mind.
- Work on problems you’re committed to.
- Talk to people outside of your field.
- Pursue opportunities when they’re presented.
- Schedule regular time for deep reflections.
- Take a step back to see the larger problem.
- Every defect can be looked at as an asset.