Re: Degrees vs. smarts

David Lubkin (
Mon, 04 Oct 1999 21:08:48 -0400

>I believe that Elizabeth has hit the nail on the head.
>Academics are trained to survive and prosper in one environment,
>corporate types in another. The corporate types are always
>questioning whether that information has value while the academic
>types are questioning whether the information has relevance.
>[maybe, I could easily see this statement reversed...]

Ditto. I am interested in science but at core, I'm an engineer, an entrepreneur, and a writer. I'm glad someone else is writing papers, doing experiments, or theorizing, but it is not relevant to meeting a milestone, making a go of my company, or getting a manuscript to my publisher.

Previous threads have focussed on the split between art (mostly Natasha and Nadia) and sci-tech (mostly everyone else). It seems that there's just as profound a split in perspective between the sci- and the -tech. || Unreasonable Software, Inc. || a trademark of USI:

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