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The Dip

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
A fantastic book that every PhD student should read.
The advice is obvious but presented clearly and simply, making it a very powerful message: Winners quit (the right stuff). Basically, you can either quit your project (to focus on something else more worthwhile), stick with it (til the end) or neither. The first two are winning strategies, the last is not (and the one I chose in my PhD – I should have read this book 3 years ago). The book is about making that decision.
It is very well written, in an informal style, and can easily be read in a day or weekend.
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