The 80:10:10 rule, I learned from Peter S. Fiske
I planned to attend Peter S. Fiske’s talk during the 2020 APS March meeting, but the conference was cancelled due to the current corona virus situation. Fortunately, as how it happened to many things recently, Peter’s talk became an e-talk. I decided to take the opportunity and listened to Peter’s wisdom at the same time and day as if it had happened in Denver.
The 80:10:10 rule, I learned from Peter, is a principle on how to divide your work week. Peter learned it when he was a graduate student at Stanford during a free lunch. Towards the end of the lunch Peter asked the invited alumnus if she had any formula for success, the answer was the 80:10:10 rule.