Stefan M. A CV of failures. Nature 2010;468(467)
The CV of a scientist does not mention his failed exams, unsuccessful fellowship applications, rejected projects or papers never accepted for publication. The author suggests to compile an "alternative" CV of failures, that could include every rejected application, project proposal and paper. Keeping it visible has two purposes: to remind each scientist of his own setbacks and to help other colleagues to shake off a rejection and start again.