Name: Tobias Maier
Job: Entrepreneur in Science Communication
Source: The Alter-natives [original post from June 19th 2014]
I formulated clearly that if ten years of science, with all of my physical and mental power, are not enough to proceed into the next step, then the scientific environment is not the right one for me. And I realized that what motivated me in science was not the work in the lab, neither the idea to heal diseases or sort out the reasons behind them. Instead it was a more egoistic force: the freedom to develop and implement my own ideas. I also reconsidered my passion for writing, especially about science. Focusing on these features gave me the courage to jump and start something else.