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A letter on rejection to my younger self

As scientists of all stripes grow as leaders, it becomes their responsibility to shed light on the opportunities that may be hidden within an apparent failure. Presented as a letter to his younger self, Marc Reid looks back at the time when he could scarcely handle professional rejection and examines the lessons he learned.

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M.R. is the author of the forthcoming book You Are Not A Fraud.

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Reid, M. A letter on rejection to my younger self. Nat Rev Chem 5, 363–364 (2021).

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