Knowledge Creation

The way to create knowledge in academia – the path I aim to walk through.

(24:20 – 25:15) Best papers usually got rejected. That story was true for every single person in that room, and we were all starts. So, this is not an unusual phenomenon, and it is very important when we’re bringing up young doctoral students and young faculty. I spend a large part of my time tutoring doctoral students and young faculty getting them to see that if they ever really did invest something new, it is going to be rejected; and you had to be willing to stand in the face of that rejection, and deal with problems that the referees were having in the paper and problems that your colleagues were having in dealing with it. If you can stand in the face of that rejection, and if the arguments are valid, you will eventually win. That is very uncomfortable place to be lots of time.

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