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Author Kuchner, Marc J., 1972-

Title Marketing for scientists : how to shine in tough times / Marc J. Kuchner
Published Washington, DC : Island Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 236 pages) : illustrations
Contents ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Table of Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""Chapter 1: Business""; ""Chapter 2: The Fundamental Theorem of Marketing""; ""Chapter 3: How to Sell Something""; ""Chapter 4: Building Relationships""; ""Chapter 5: Branding""; ""Chapter 6: Archetypes""; ""Chapter 7: The Consumers of Science""; ""Chapter 8: Our Products: How We Get Job Offers and Funding""; ""Chapter 9: Writing Proposals and Making Figures""; ""Chapter 10: Papers and Conferences""; ""Chapter 11: Giving Talks""; ""Chapter 12: Internet and E-mail Marketing""
""Chapter 13: The General Public and the Government""""Chapter 14: How to Market Science Itself""; ""Chapter 15: Starting a Movement""; ""Take-Home Marketing Tips for Scientists""; ""Notes""; ""Further Reading""; ""Index""
Summary "It's a tough time to be a scientist: universities are shuttering science departments, federal funding agencies are facing flat budgets, and many newspapers have dropped their science sections altogether. But according to Marc Kuchner, this antiscience climate doesn't have to equal a career death knell-it just means scientists have to be savvier about promoting their work and themselves. In Marketing for Scientists, he provides clear, detailed advice about how to land a good job, win funding, and shape the public debate. As an astrophysicist at NASA, Kuchner knows that "marketing" can seem like a superficial distraction, whether your daily work is searching for new planets or seeking a cure for cancer. In fact, he argues, it's a critical component of the modern scientific endeavor, not only advancing personal careers but also society's knowledge. Kuchner approaches marketing as a science in itself. He translates theories about human interaction and sense of self into methods for building relationships-one of the most critical skills in any profession. And he explains how to brand yourself effectively-how to get articles published, give compelling presentations, use social media like Facebook and Twitter, and impress potential employers and funders. Like any good scientist, Kuchner bases his conclusions on years of study and experimentation. In Marketing for Scientists, he distills the strategies needed to keep pace in a Web 2.0 world."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Science -- Vocational guidance.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011026553
ISBN 1610911733 (electronic bk.)
9781610911733 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; acid-free paper)
(paperback; acid-free paper)