Passion projects for smart people

turn your intellectual pursuits into fun, profit and recognition

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Passion projects for smart people (2017)

177 pages

English language

Published Aug. 21, 2017

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4 stars (1 review)

Passion Projects for Smart People shows how you can create your own opportunities to do intellectually serious work. Written by a high school science teacher who has done field work on five continents, published in professional journals, and worked with NASA, this book details how to turn side projects into career-development opportunities. It shows how to develop your own research and creative projects; form collaborations with universities and public agencies; apply for grants and professional experience opportunities ; get published in peer-reviewed journals; and even travel the world for free!-- back cover

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4 stars

Quick read about different ways to do interesting things outside of work. A few points he makes that are pretty motivating:

- if it's not your job you don't have to stress out about success and failure, at least not on a deadline

- start small, projects (especially with other people) tend to lead to other ideas


  • Vocational guidance
  • Professional relationships
  • Vocational interests
  • Fieldwork (Educational method)
  • Teachers
  • Hobbies
  • Personnel management
  • Career development