Universities must reject neoliberal business-speak

Sector must reject neoliberal business-speak, event hears.

Regardless as where you stand on this, presumably both sides would agree that if universities are to be run on business models that this should not merely involve ‘business-speak’, but also the best possible business practice. Just having the jargon pleases no-one.

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Erroneous thinking

Reviews of Thinking Fast and Slow – the recent book by a psychologist who won the Nobel Prize for economics – appear in The Financial Times and Vanity Fair as well as the usual book review pages. It documents common errors of judgement that pervade human decision making in governments, companies and universities.

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/15bb6522-04ac-11e1-91d9-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1eBDDxUFV

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/thinking-fast-and-slow-by-daniel-kahneman-6263560.html

http://www.vanityfair.com/business/features/2011/12/michael-lewis-201112.print%22

 

9 Lives of William Shakespeare + 1 film

Times Higher Education – Nine Lives of William Shakespeare.

An academic provides nine ways of looking at the question, ‘Who was Shakespeare?’ This controversy never seems to go away – see the recent book by James Shapiro, Contested Will (in the library) for a summary of all the foolishness and deception involved. There’s a film appearing soon that will support one of the wildest of these theories: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBmnkk0QW3Q

See Shapiro’s review: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/nov/04/anonymous-shakespeare-film-roland-emmerich