- Ivana Gadjanski
- Belgrade, Kragujevac
researcher and project leader, Columbia University
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Do you think it's necessary to be very pushy in order to be successful (e.g. in science)? What if it doesn't match your character?
I tend to think that one doesn't necessarily need to be constantly aggressive and overly self-promoting in order to succeed I'd like to believe that hard work and dedication mixed with originality and talent (and networking, I admit that's also needed) are equally important. Or more. Of course, it's not good to be shy and stand away from the happenings, it's not good to fly below the radar, but I just can't accept that I have to become a "bitchy-pushy" person in order to be a successful scientist. Any thoughts on this? Thanks