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A dear colleague often reminds me about the benefits of embracing openness because, rather than being confined to a lab’s limited world, that’s how the world becomes a boundariless lab.

The nature of my work entails a hybrid approach. It makes sense to leverage today’s information and communication technologies to create, share, contrast, discuss and learn the best we can, anytime and anywhere.

There also is a need for assessing the scope of respectful public discourse and to strike the right balance between business and public interests.

While there are many opportunities to foster our collective knowledge and advance the state-of-the-art at conferences and and conventional media and publishing… social media’s immediacy, blogging in this case, keeps the conversation going around the clock.

Einstein implied that when we do not explain things in simple terms, chances are, we don’t understand the topic well enough. He also stated that things should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Blogging enables me to explore how to communicate complex concepts which, in turn, requires critical and creative thinking. Active learning surfaces by stepping in to observe and contemplate, discuss and consider, test and validate. Making simple and complex things explainable informs our work’s quality while seeking better outcomes all along.

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