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Windhover has a staff of 50 great folks who are very smart and fun to work around. I’ve had the chance to make many friends in the industry with whom I can sit around and brainstorm about new opportunities. While I am pretty happy with my job description these days, it would be nice not to work quite so hard. Because of my editorial responsibilities, I can’t take seats on boards of directors, and I can’t invest in stocks in the sector I know the most about because of conflicts of interest. If things do change in the next 5 years, I would like to work less and focus more on music, tennis, and learning other languages.
But occasionally, there are hurdles. The most prominent people in the field, for example, also tend to be the busiest. I once had to schedule a 15-minute phone interview a month in advance. Other problems include sources who either never call back or call back in a few days, well after the story has appeared in the paper. qxd 7/20/05 1:02 PM Page 33 Sue Goetinck Ambrose 33 definitely out there, is the scientist who simply refuses to get on the phone with a reporter. Not much can be done about them, so I do not waste my time trying to convince them.
First, it represented a focused and original body of work that I took to a logical conclusion. Few people work on a major, multi-year project with real end points. Second, it taught me to think using the scientific method, where no statement can be made if not supported by fact or testable theory. Third, it taught me how to write. Dr. D. advisor, took it upon himself to teach me how to write well with clarity of thought. All three were important lessons that have proven valuable in my career. Subsequent to graduate school, I completed two post-docs in Denver and San Diego—totaling four years.