1. Helping chemists find jobs in a tough market. 2. Towards a quantitative understanding of the quality of the chemistry job market.
I think this also could be extended to a postulate on new scientific ideas. The best scientific ideas are not necessarily the ones which will receive the most funding and support from business leadership. The ideas which receive funding are usually those presented by people of very high managerial seniority. Occasionally, there are more factors (mostly business) involved in decisions that are not readily apparent to someone of lower seniority. For most cases, a good scientific manager will listen and support the ideas of the people who are carrying out the scientific work.
yes. I agree with you. it is like when you are in school and you hear the teacher talking to your mom.