Recommended non-physics reading for grad students


Piled Higher and Deeper cartoon, by Jorge Cham
Making progress
How to make difficult decisions, with philosopher Ruth Chang
Structured Procrastination, by John Perry
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, by David Allen
[his most useful idea: to-do lists should be lists of *next actions* towards goals]
The importance of stupidity in scientific research, by Martin A. Schwartz
Presenting and writing
5 Powerful Hacks to Immediately Improve your Presentations, by Scott Young
Power Corrupts. PowerPoint Corrupts Absolutely, by Edward Tufte.
Michael Alley, The Craft of Scientific Presentations (Springer, New York, 2013), 2nd Edition.
Michael Alley, The Craft of Scientific Writing (Springer, New York, 1996), 3rd Edition.
How To Increase Your Success in the Job Market, by Pekka Sinervo
Disability Etiquette
Hidden Disability And An Academic Career, by Elaine M. Beretz