8.1.1 What are you best known for?
Even though the quick-and-dirty search might not give you fully accurate citation statistics, looking at the most cited works will give you a very quick idea of what the academic in question is best-known for. It might also give you some insight into their publication strategy. Do they have a large number of papers that have gathered a reasonable, but not extremely high, number of citations? That might point to a more diversified publication strategy. Do they have one or two papers with a huge number of citations and other less cited work? This might point to a very focused publication strategy?