Being willing to try new things keeps our lives and careers vibrant, interesting and constantly growing. Think about what your life would be like if you hadn’t been willing to go on a first date, try a “smart” phone, take a chance on that new job, or go whitewater rafting (yikes!).
Have you ever heard of William Gosset? He was a biochemist in the early 20th century who made the unorthodox career choice to take a job with the Guinness brewery. The company was using scientists to see if they could gain a competitive advantage in their brewing process. He ended up developing the t-test (a statistical equation) to help monitor the quality of stout. His work founded the concept of quality control used throughout many industries today. So what can you and I learn from the esteemed Mr. Gosset and his beer career?
“Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.” (Dave Barry, humorist and writer)
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