A great transcription of Richard Hamming's 1986 talk on what it takes to do great work. All I can say is: wow. I'm doing lots of thinking on this now, having read this. Speaks very deeply to my mind of things involved in the work I do. Brilliant paper.
[I highly recommend this paper as well...its very cool. (of course..I am a researcher, so it speaks to me....and it may very well speak to you too) - Nanochick:)]
You and Your Research