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1 Career Planning Bad Career Moves Good Career Moves Random Career Moves Conclusion

2 Bad career moves (Professor David A. Patterson) 1: Be THE leading expert: you can’t have more than one leading expert, so make up your own field 2: Let Complexity Be Your Guide (Confuse The Enemy) Easier to claim credit for subsequent good ideas If no one understands, how can they contradict your claim? It’s easier to be complicated 3: Never be Proven Wrong Avoid Implementing Avoid Quantitative Experiments 4: Don’t be Distracted by Others (Avoid Feedback) Always dominate conversations: Silence is ignorance Corollary: Loud is smart Don’t be tainted by interaction with users, industry

3 Good career moves 1.Career progression stronger than salary 2.Know the right people - Always network upwards 3.Help from above - Look for a mentor 4.Conquer your fears - Delivering effective presentations 5.Challenge yourself - moving up in your current job

4 Random career moves- a Case Study: Stick Hand up in class at School (Paul Hester)

5 Random career moves- a Case Study: Undergraduate supervisor goes on Sabatical (Brian Windley->Peter Williams)

6 Random career moves- a Case Study: PhD Supervisor leaves country (John Dewey->Win Means)

7 Random career moves- a Case Study: Turn down EU Postdoc (Janos Urai->Gordon Lister)

8 Random career moves- a Case Study: Overhear conversation in corridor (Jim Cull & Rick Valenta)

9 Random career moves- a Case Study: Get divorced, get married

10 Conclusion Long-term personal career planning is overrated

11 Enjoy your work


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