Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.

Are 800,000 years enough?

Why would nature give us the intelligence to understand its dynamics, while destroying itself, simultaneously, because our lack of using the intelligence given? Though question to understand?

Slow down

Is there anything more enjoyable and rewarding than a silent and refreshing moment of pause? Slow down. What we learn is how to achieve greater awareness of our surroundings.

Were we prepared for the digital revolution?

One of the most important lessons I learned while doing my Ph.D. was to take good care of preparing anything from an experiment to a presentation. When technologies emerged like the iPhone and iPad, I was fascinated and embraced the workflow they provided. But was I prepared for what came next?

Minutes of your life

This past Sunday I deactivated my Facebook and Twitter accounts, the only social media platforms I interacted with. Why?

Learn to avoid having your brain hacked

Companies building apps are – literally- hacking your brain. Have you noticed? Me neither.

It’s never too late to stop thinking too little of yourself

Those who seek the minimums, think too little of themselves. When we nurture a learning mind, we don’t aspire for minimums but overcome the maximum resistance which deviates our potential from what it is capable of reaching.

Learning through mystery

Mysteries are hidden realities. Enigmas are problems we can solve, but I would distinguish them from mysteries.

Finding creativity

The way to move forward and find our creativity is a balanced life between its digital and analog sides. A simple life grounds on the essential feeding our relational self and developing our ability to learn.

Any ideas? None

How is it possible that we have thousands of thoughts per minute and live moments where we search for an idea and none comes to mind? Why do we have mind blockage moments?

Your thoughts matter

With all the notifications, or symbols close to the apps telling you something arrived, or a number pointing to the number of unread messages, all with the purpose of capturing your attention. You feel overwhelmed and important enough to spend your time looking at what’s new. What about your thoughts?