Career Wandering and the Hill-Climbing Problem

I loved this article, in part because I climbed different hills before I ended up as a professor. It’s okay to wander, to try different things. It’s the optimal way to find the biggest hills to climb.

"People early in their career should learn from computer science: meander some in your walk (especially early on), randomly drop yourself into new parts of the terrain, and when you find the highest hill, don’t waste any more time on the current hill no matter how much better the next step up might appear."

cdixon | Climbing the wrong hill


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Aaron Miller

Aaron Miller

Provo, UT