About Stine Bergholtz

As a native Norwegian, I received my PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Oslo. I have held research positions in both academia and industry, and also been responsible for improving cooperation between research teams in consortia. After moving to San Diego, California, I changed my focus to marketing and sales and founded BrainSpores.

Creative collaboration – When did you stop drawing on walls?

Can you remember how fun (and forbidden) it was to draw on the wall when you were a kid? Or how excited you were when the teacher allowed you to use the classroom board? I’m so happy I have started doing it again – several times a week! I cannot imagine a day in my office without using our dry erase boards for creative collaboration. Aside from computers, they are the most useful and productive tools we have.

Asking For a Raise – How to Not Do It

Even though I am risking exposing myself as being completely clueless, I want to share my story with you because I know I am not the only one who has utterly failed while asking for a raise. I want you to be more successful in getting a raise than I was, and in order to do this we will take a look back at the mistakes I made- and yes, it is plural.

The Debrief- An Essential Tool for Project Evaluation

“The spectacles of experience; through them you will see clearly a second time.” Henrik IbsenWhy leave your next project to chance? A proper debriefing on the project you just finished can give you a tremendously powerful launch on your next project. This type of project evaluation will formalize learning your successes and mistakes- allowing you to build on the former while avoiding the latter.