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    John Harker said:

    Hi, Ada! Great post! I absolutely agree that you need an entrepreneurial mentality to succeed in research. In a way, each professor’s lab is a startup. And as you say, even each set of experiments is designed with failure in mind.

    It seems natural to me that more and more academics who leave academia are becoming entrepreneurs and building startups. My boss, Alberto, left a postdoc position at Harvard to found Authorea, and wrote a blog post about his experience and this overall trend: