Last Build Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2017 19:22:50 +0000
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 19:22:50 +0000Hi Julian, thanks ever so much for the insightful feedback and for the wonderful additions into the overall conversation. I think you may have hit the nail on the head with regards to the on-going disconnect between academia and the business world in terms of both areas trying, and failing, clearly, to understand one another. In fact, in my own experience, it's been mind-blowing to watch how over the course of the last 20 years one keeps blaming the other, and vice versa, about each of their own problems, instead of listening carefully to one another and find common ground to help each other. I mean, imagine IF academia would get closer to the business world in trying to help solve plenty of the business problems out there that may not have much to do with technology per se, but sociology, for instance. Or imagine IF the business world would come forward to the academic world and try to relay what they are doing and what future directions they may want to head into to create new markets and business opportunities. Somehow that mutual lack of understanding is a killer, as you well observed above, and I keep wondering what's going to be the defining factor that will, finally, wake both of them up into the new reality where they need to blend together vs. failing to understand each other. 20 years later, I'm still waiting ... (Thanks again for the superb feedback, Julian! Looking forward to plenty more conversations on this important topic, over here or elsewhere!)
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:16:05 +0000Wow, another "down the rabbit hole" post and comment stream Luis! Martin - some interesting papers to follow up on in your comments (as an aside, shame how much of academic publishing is still locked behind paywalls) From personal experience I would suggest some of those barriers to deeper adoption of academic insight in the business world (apart from simple prejudice) are: * access to the material (see comment about paywalls above) * accessiblity of the material - reading formal academic material effectively and efficiently is an acquired skill * the mismatch between the narrowly specialized nature of most academic research and the broader nature of most people's skills in the commercial world (I'm not convinced that we have 'T-shaped' professionals any more, or if we have the 'T' has several legs, and the cross-bar is of quite varying thicknesses, with some very long tails (mixed metaphor alert!!))
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 17:52:47 +0000Hiya, Julian, thanks much for dropping by and for the kind, lovely wishes! I very much appreciate it (image) (image) . Yeah, I know what you mean, but not to worry, I'm currently going through the on boarding process and very soon (in the next couple of days or so), I will be sharing some additional insights about my first month on the job, which will be coming up very soon already! I can't believe time has flown by this quick already! I suppose a sign of the good old fun I'm having at the moment! hehe Like I said, hang in there, because very soon I will be blogging some more blog entries about what the experience has been like so far, along with what I'm working on at panagenda, as well as what I'm looking forward to in the next few months! (image) 🤘(image) 🤘(image) Many thanks again for the lovely wishes, Julian!
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 08:17:19 +0000Good luck with the new challenge Luis! Not previously heard of panagenda, look forward to picking up more via this trusted channel...
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:00:31 +0000Ciao Lele, thanks ever so much for the kind words and best wishes! Much appreciated. Yeah, it's very good news, indeed! I am pretty excited about this new work adventure and after a week on the job already it's proving to be one of the best decisions I've ever made in the last 2 decades, for sure! Glad to hear you know some more about panagenda now and what they do ... We should catch up at some point in time, once things settle down a bit and get back into the usual swing of things. (image) (image) (image) Thanks again for dropping by, my friend, and look forward to further conversations!
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:11:52 +0000Hey hey, this, I guess, is a very good news, also considering your enthusiasm between the lines. I didn't know Panagenda and now I do, as usual, I always learn something from your writings. Have fun Luis during this new journey, happy learning and thanks for sharing this story. and of course I agree with Benitez, it's a particular great win for Panagenda ✌️
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:23:47 +0000Hola tocayo! Thanks ever so much for dropping by and for the wonderful and kind wishes! Love the hashtag!! (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) Hope to see you soon face to face! We have a lot to catch up on, my dear friend! Hope all is well and here's to a fantastic 2017! (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:22:40 +0000This is so cool and what a win for panagenda! #greatthingsarecoming
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:11:31 +0000Hi Simon, ¡¡mil gracias!! Yeah, it's been quite an adventure already on the first week at work about to be finished and I can assure you it's been huge fun altogether! I'm having a blast and it's quite different to everything I have experienced in the last 20 years that I have been in the IT industry. Quite telling on its own! And it's just getting started! Hope you are well, my friend, and here's hoping we can, finally, meet up again face to face some time during the year to do a proper catch-up like the good, long strolls in the Paris evenings. I miss those big time! Ohhh, but since you have mentioned unas sidriñas as well, I think I'd settle down for those, instead! (image) (image) (image) Thanks a lot, Simon, once again, for dropping by and for the kind wishes! Hope to see you soon!
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:48:45 +0000¡Enhorabuena Luis! Always exciting to be embarking on positive new adventures, I know you'll make the most of the opportunity. Looking forward to what the year has in store, you have my best wishes and support. And we're way overdue unas sidras!! :)