Stuff that Works (and doesn’t) about Being a Professor

Things that have been useful in my career:

Give away your ideas: It is really a lot of fun to give ideas away.... Plus, if you are open about your ideas, your approach, and your interests, I think you will find people generally reciprocate. Don't to be too worried about people swiping your best thoughts; just be sure you have lots of them so that you can afford to give some away or have people steal a few!