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Why being a professor is NOT like running a small business

This week, Professor Alice Gast, President of Imperial College, London, reiterated a tired old comparison between academics/professors and small business owners. In a proposition I have heard from many academics, … Continue reading

April 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

Council for Defence Against the Dark Arts

Joking aside, there is a sense that the CDBU really is Defending Against the Dark Arts, where the Dark Arts are things like “management models”.  Prof Hotson (Chair of the … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

What Academia Can Learn From Business

[Reposting from an earlier internal blog] An academic colleague once said to me that “universities need to become more like a business.” At the time, I didn’t really get what … Continue reading

November 1, 2012 · 7 Comments