Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.

The Persuasive Act

Persuasion comes from the ability to listen with an attentive mindset.

Maximize the way you think

In a recent dailyinfographic, I found a synthesis of 12 ways to maximize the way we think. Guess one.

Learn more by doing less

If you produce the same by doing less, you’re more efficient and more productive. Why doing less counts more?

Should you isolate yourself while learning?

Learning demands you to focus, and most people can concentrate when they’re alone. Therefore, it’s easier to isolate yourself while learning than you think. But is this isolation a good thing?

Is there such thing as righteous learning?

What if we learn something without realizing the purpose is hurting or manipulating other people? “If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see.” (Henry David Thoreau) What is righteous builds a united humanity. Thus, how […]

Value the ideas of others

We learn through ideas. Valuing ideas is valuing learning. But valuing the ideas of others means valuing what we learn from them. The novelty of an idea hides a deeper layer in the puzzle of human knowledge. There’s a real insight when we experience the relational side of learning. When we value the ideas of […]

Learning Accountability

We can learn by ourselves, or learn with others. But what does it mean learning with others? It can mean we learn together, helping each other. Or it can mean we count on others while we’re learning. The later is accountability. Someone who helps us being on our learning track, or be ourselves the accountability […]