So working in a place with scientific geniuses and even a history of Nobel Prize winners is serious business.
I see things that I don’t know what they are.
I meet people that I don’t understand what they do.
But in all cases, I am in awe of the smart and good people and the work they are doing to advance us.
Here was an example this week in randomly meeting someone and starting up a conversation:
Andy: Hi. I’m Andy. What do you do here?
Him: I’m [so and so]. I do neutron scattering.
Andy: [Gulp followed by big smile] I know absolutely nothing about that.
Him: Well, what do you do?
Andy: I’m doing process engineering and enterprise service management.
Him: [Smile] I know absolutely nothing about that.
Get the picture.
One for the books right.
In another instance, when asked what their group does, someone leans into me and goes:
“We fix sh*t.”
I could tell he meant it.
And you know what–I absolutely believed him. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)