I started the lab eight years ago today and I got a little gem in my inbox that I wanted to share with you.

Dear Dr. Peccoud,
I am reading your article, “If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage It“. I just realized after reading it, today, May 1 is the anniversary of your group!. I wanted to ask “Did you take your lab to lunch”
It is a great article and thanks for putting your time/effort to write it. It will certainly help me and others on time management etc.
Best regards,
Viswanadham Sridhara
Research Scientist (Bioinformatics)
Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
The University of Texas at Austin.

Thank you Viswanadham, you made my day! Yes, we took the time to celebrate. We had donuts at 9 am and used the morning to think strategically about our next 10 years. And yes, we went to lunch together. And we put the final touch and submitted a paper that was long overdue.