Two companies that competed with
each other poached each others interns. One such poached intern was
working on an idea that would revolutionize plastic packaging. His
internship was for the summer, and the company said that they had the
sole rights to it. The other company then shared the patent. The poached
and hence shamed intern was left with nothing. He at least has learned
to never share his ideas without protecting them. One tough lesson.
man abused his spouse and she wrote about that after getting away from
him. The book was a best seller for weeks and established her for life.
The man , her tormentor, said he deserved half of everything because if
he did not abuse her she would not have a story!!!By that math all
criminals whose victims get famous have a right to compensation?
Phd student from Russia states that his discovery of imaginal disc
related properties in the embryos of Drosophila spp was stolen by his
Professor, Dr.Larsen. Foreign students seem to be very vulnerable.
This has been my rant for some time. However, I am not depressed!
read about a young girl who proved that an invasive species ,
the Lionfish, could invade freshwater as well AS SEAWATER! Her parents
are in the academia. All she got was a mention from one of the
professors she was working with in a publication. I would have given her
her own publication or a primary author status.
After all these years I am realizing that
the industry as well as the academia prey upon those who have brilliant
idea. Is it any wonder that Zuckerburg, Larry Paige, Elizabeth Holmes
and hundreds of other inventors are walking away from traditional
schools? The Khan academy is one such place. Check it out.
Now this is the ERA of MOOCS, Youtube and 3-d printers. I have hopes. Anyone can invent, create a prototype and sell licenses. The ones that cheat and copy will not have the brilliance to handle all problems.
In the past it was hard to get published. Now there is the internet!
With self publishing tools, we have done away with protocols involving professionals who behaved badly.
more I read about bullied students, interns and employees, the more I
am convinced that one should always hold back their best ideas.
Plagiarism, theft and cheating has made me write and present to you
work that has a tenth of the effort that I normally put in.
Dear copycat: I am glad you decided to copy. I now hide my work better. It will be open to a handful AFTER I take steps.
Here is an excerpt from the site above :
partner also had a bad experience at the University of Leicester.
Basically they treat international students like s***. Many
international students are better than their corrupt mentors back home
Yet, some are getting failed and sent back home with no
degree and all the shame that comes with it. External examiners in this
case had no expertise in the field and failed on the basis of the thesis
not be related to Geography etc.
Most professors have no idea
about how other cultures operate and how they perpetuate corruption by
failing good students and allowing older corruption lecturers back home
prosper. Some external examiners will only pass high-end super rich
international students who were fed with English from birth.
in some subject areas they pass weak Chinese students in social science
fields as they generate so much money for these programmes.
is known to happen across more than one school and education in
particular has well-known cases which they brush under the carpet.
External examiners are King, nobody can cross them and I would urge
students to select their own external as academics seriously are flawed
and don't know how to match external examiners to students.
have had to delay having children because of the unfair decision whilst
this university continues to market itself as not elitist.
universities offer poor vlaue for money and poor training within
departments. Some international students swop subjects in order to
enroll on PhD progrmames because they may have much better English than
their peers, however, they struggle with the new subject content with no
previous background which the university is not factoring in.
universities provide a much better PhD training from what have heard-
beware of the social science PhD in the UK. I have heard too many tales
of how long it has taken people to finish.
WILL YOU EVER TRUST A PROFESSOR OR A MENTOR OR A COLLEAGUE EVER AGAIN? NO ONE SHOULD!
I KNOW NOW, THAT I WOULD NEVER EVER TRUST ANYONE WITH MY GOOD IDEAS!
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