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Derek Lowe, an Arkansan by birth, got his BA from Hendrix College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Duke before spending time in Germany on a Humboldt Fellowship on his post-doc. He's worked for several major pharmaceutical companies since 1989 on drug discovery projects against schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, diabetes, osteoporosis and other diseases. To contact Derek email him directly: Twitter: Dereklowe

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March 2, 2011

It's Worth It to Know That There Are Others

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So, when it comes to sitting through inane meetings and pointless presentations, it isn't just me. . .what a relief!

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1. Hap on March 2, 2011 2:01 PM writes...

If it isn't obvious, that isn't me. I feel bad about it, but my guilt loses out to irritation on a regular basis.

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2. RB Woodweird on March 2, 2011 3:01 PM writes...

Regarding the putative title of the talk referenced in the first link: “Raman Spectroscopy of Synthetic Asphalt Roofing Materials”: (Assuming from the title alone that it was a scientific presentation and not a managerial bsfest) It's easy and natural to go to talks whose content is relevant to what you are doing at that moment, but you may not be easily able to get your brain outside the metaphorical box if you never set your foot outside it.

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3. luysii on March 2, 2011 3:22 PM writes...

Just be glad none of you have ever been or will ever have to be chairman of a medical records committee, or chief of medicine on a hospital executive committee. The only bright spot in all those hours and hours over the years was when yet another new form was introduced by administration and a surgeon friend said quietly, "Hosanna, a new form"

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4. pharmadude on March 2, 2011 6:35 PM writes...

If I print this out and post it infront of my office at work, will I be fired?

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5. Anonymous on March 2, 2011 11:17 PM writes...

I wonder how much time I've wasted reading pointless blogs.

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6. coprolite on March 3, 2011 8:15 AM writes...

My favorites were always the population genetics of the feed lot. So many cows.

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7. johnnyboy on March 3, 2011 9:31 AM writes...

to #4: Probably not, but someone will surely call a meeting about it.

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8. Anonymous on March 6, 2011 8:59 PM writes...

UGGGHHH reminds me a lot of Roche PRED in NJ!!!!

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