Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.


When two of them move together, unless you respect each direction, they stop. What is interesting is how moving in opposite directions is what keeps them moving.


There is no such thing as a dead-time, only a “dead-mind.”

Efficiently Productive

What is it? Every efficiency means what you can do with what you have.


Today I received the sad news of losing a dear friend from a heart attack. It’s devastating, but I knew him well and he lived his life to the fullness. The best word to describe these moments shouldn’t be “loss”, but “thanks.”

The key element of a learning mind

Remember Einstein. His genius didn’t come from knowing a lot, but imagining simple things and have a curious and resilient mindset to pursue revolutionary ideas.

Where can we find our life’s relational depth?

While reading the last posthumous book by Stephen Hawking on “Brief Answers to the Big Questions” I began thinking about our life’s relational depth and where can we find it.

What mindfulness can be

It is so simple and so complicated these days of frenetic connectivity.

The more you switch

…the more you create.

Things worth reading

Reading comes in two kinds. The writings you love and those you hate. Everything else is not a waste of time, but simply not for you.

Pick up the pace

Time has an arrow, and it points forward. There’s no way back. If you lose the pace in what you want to achieve when you begin learning something, there’s no other way but picking up the pace again.