Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.


One thing which caught my attention while watching “Free Solo” was how much Alex Honnold paid attention to the smallest detail. It could mean the difference between keeping going up on the wall or falling into oblivion.

”We think in generalities, but we live in detail.” (Alfred North Whitehead)

Some people throughout life become so overwhelmed with their responsibilities that turn into experts in generalities. However, the changes in our life that last are an accumulation of small changes and experiencing all the related details.

”The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail.” (Charles Swindoll)

We want to make a difference in the world but quickly fall into a sea of distractions, consuming our time and, most especially, our attention. We lose sight of the essential and small details which make a difference — the details nurturing above all our creative thinking.

”To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentless focused on the smallest detail.” (Giorgio Armani)

Growing an attentive mindset allows developing the creative potential of our learning mind. Paying better attention to the smallest details is a way to excel at everything we do, but also an opportunity to cherish every moment while creating something new.

About Miguel Panao

I am a Professor at the University of Coimbra in Mechanical Engineering. I am also author of books in the fields of environmental ethics and Science and Religion. From the several research projects, this site is personal and dedicated to the search for the best approaches, tools, techniques to improve scientific productivity.

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