Academics are Intellectual Entrepreneurs


There is an interesting post at the Tomorrow's Professor's blog about how professors are "intellectual entrepreneurs." I think this describes very well what I spend my time doing: raising money, selling my ideas, training people to execute the ideas and to come up with their own under the umbrellla of a single research agenda. It just fits. The article is here.

Choice quote:

"Some may better understand what academics strive to do not by thinking of classes and books but of "intellectual capital." Like monetary capital, intellectual capital is the cumulative product of both individual effort and supportive communities. Intellectual capital is the dividend of years of hard work and practical experience that bears fruit by transforming lives and benefiting society."

It gets a little self-aggrandizing at points, but the general idea is a good one.

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