Universities seem to have come to the notion that scientists are all just little producers of revenue, and that the whole endeavor is just one big business. In fact, I advocate that if you run your lab and career like a business, you’ll be more successful. However, that doesn’t mean that I agree that all of academia should turn into a big business, and today I have an ridiculous real-world example to illustrate that with.
Morgan makes the controversial claim that Universities are “stupid”. She makes that claim because they expect scientists to run their labs like a business, yet they get in the way when it comes to a lab’s optimal functioning as a business. This video talks about the problem and what to do about it.