Associate Professor of Intellectual and Social History of the Malay World
Never belittle your scholarly competitors. Rather, show them that they have done you a lot of good in keeping you on your toes, in pushing you to write more. Take what is good from their criticisms and work on them. Pathfinders rarely let others define their work and the ideas they can share to the world. They move past and far surpass their peers. They let their fingers do the talking.