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Cliff on July 31st, 2014
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Three Myths About Advanced Academic Degrees, and Why Employers Should Dispel Them 

One of the best ones, out of the three, is the first:

"Myth #1 – People with advanced degrees have over-specialized skills that do not transfer outside of academia

Why that’s false: An advanced degree is an excellent indicator of several transferable skills: qualitative and/or quantitative research ability, project/task management skills, long-term dedication to a task, presentation skills, and the ability to learn and develop (and ultimately, to train). These are certainly all relevant and desirable qualities for a variety of positions."

With more and more people with advanced academic degrees (such as M.Sc and Ph.D) hitting the market (since academia will not be able to offer them opportunities), employers should start adapting to this new reality and actually benefit from it.

Article on +LinkedIn: 

Three Myths About Advanced Academic Degrees, and Why Employers Should Dispel Them | LinkedIn

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Cliff on July 28th, 2014
"But as terrifying as Ebola is, the virus has been controlled in the past, and can be again. The current crisis, which threatens an 11-nation region of Africa that includes the continent's giant, Nigeria, is not a biological or medical one so much as it is political. The three nations in Ebola's thrall need technical support from outsiders but will not succeed in stopping the virus until each nation's leaders embrace effective governance."

Opinion piece by Laurie Garrett on +CNN:

Laurie Garrett is senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.

Why an Ebola epidemic is spinning out of control
Laurie Garrett says poor governance, ignorance and hysteria are worsening the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.


"The White House and the Congressional Research Service both cited many research studies suggesting that patent litigation harms innovation. And three new empirical studies provide strong confirmation that patent litigation is reducing venture capital investment in startups and is reducing R&D spending, especially in small firms."

"There were six times as many patent lawsuits last year (2013) than in the 1980s. The number of firms sued by patent trolls grew nine-fold over the last decade; now a majority of patent lawsuits are filed by trolls."

"The economic burden of today’s patent lawsuits is, in fact, historically unprecedented. Research shows that patent trolls cost defendant firms $29 billion per year in direct out-of-pocket costs; in aggregate, patent litigation destroys over $60 billion in firm wealth each year. "

"Moreover, these costs fall disproportionately on innovative firms: the more R&D a firm performs, the more likely it is to be sued for patent infringement, all else equal. And, although this fact alone does not prove that this litigation reduces firms’ innovation, other evidence suggests that this is exactly what happens."

"[...] the biggest impact is on small startup firms [...], most patent trolls target firms selling less than $100 million a year. One survey of software startups found that 41% reported “significant operational impacts” from patent troll lawsuits, causing them to exit business lines or change strategy. Another survey of venture capitalists found that 74% had companies that experienced “significant impacts” from patent demands."

Article by James Bessen on the +Harvard Business Review: 

The Evidence Is In: Patent Trolls Do Hurt Innovation
It’s time to do something about it.


Cliff on July 24th, 2014
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