- Prepare long before gameday
- Learn to search (Google) like a pro
- Go down the rabbit hole (embrace serendipity)
- When in doubt, turn to the classics
- Keep a commonplace book
As a researcher, you’re as rich as your database. Not only in being able to pull something out at a moment’s notice, but that that something gives you a starting point with which to make powerful connections. As cards about the same theme begin to accumulate, you’ll know you’re onto a big or important idea.