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.
A 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?
A 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!
I read about a young girl who proved that an invasive species problem, 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.
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.
The 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 :
My 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 in Asia.
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.
Yet in some subject areas they pass weak Chinese students in social science fields as they generate so much money for these programmes.
This 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.
We have had to delay having children because of the unfair decision whilst this university continues to market itself as not elitist.
UK 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.
US 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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