A diverse variety of people can benefit from reading it, including:
_ undergraduates who might be interested in pursuing a Ph.D.;
_ current Ph.D. students who are seeking guidance or inspiration;
_ professors who want to better understand Ph.D. students;
_ employers who hire and manage people with Ph.D. degrees;
_ professionals working in any creative or competitive field where self-driven initiative is crucial;
_ educated adults (or precocious kids) who are curious about how academic research is produced.