Tiles and Dissertations

February 23rd is National Tile Day. What do tiles have in common with your dissertation? Read on, grasshopper…

Tiles come in so many different types, sizes, shapes, textures, finishes, and materials. Right now my wife really likes subway tiles in kitchens and bathrooms. I like natural, unfinished stone tiles in mix-matched shapes and sizes.

But, to me, the most impressive use of tile is in forming beautiful patterns. Whether it’s a simple two-color pattern that evokes a three-dimensional effect or an intricate multi-colored mosaic, I always appreciate the attention to detail and/or artistic expression.

Like beautiful tiles, the best dissertations follow a pattern. But, your dissertation need not be an intricate, sprawling mosaic. Rather, a simple pattern is the easiest, the fastest, and, therefore, the best. Look for dissertations in your university’s library. Find studies from your school, your department, your program. The closer to your situation, the better. Look for the patterns. Don’t re-invent the wheel.

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Dr. Russell W. Strickland

RUSSELL STRICKLAND, Ph.D., has been referred to as a “rocket scientist turned management consultant.” In truth, he applies an eclectic body of work from astronomy and nuclear physics to dynamic inventory management to market research to each of his student engagements.

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