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Editorials from the founder of The Business Thinker, Dr. John Psarouthakis, and invited writers

THE NEW UNIVERSITY SUB-CULTURE, a brief Op-Ed

JP-pic 2Dr. John Psarouthakis, Executive Editor, The Business Thinker; Founder and former CEO JPIndustries, Inc., a Fortune 500 industrial corporation. CV Click here

The changes in culture, markets, and technologies experienced by manufacturing has had a rippling effect into to those institutions charged by societies with the integration of new knowledge.  

As we move on further into the 21st century, if we look closely at our university systems we will see that they have, in effect, “reinvented” themselves. Universities are  coming to terms in a very proactive sense, with the whole problem of technology change, technology transfer, and the rapid commercialization of technology into useful products and processes.

One way in which this is manifesting itself is the ever increasing exchanges of money, people, and ideas between the university and the industrial sector.

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THE NEW SUB-CULTURE OF EDUCATION AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

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Dr. John Psarouthakis, Executive Editor, The Business Thinker; Founder and former CEO JPIndustries, Inc., a Fortune 500 industrial corporation. CV Click here

Our educational systems, and institutions for development of our people, have not caught up with many of the changes which I have described in prior articles herein due to technological advancements.

While skills such as math and science competency seem to be a prerequisite for life looking ahead in the 21st century, this is not a view that is shared yet by many institutions of education.

At the same time that we need cognitive skills, we also need people who can respond to change and who know how to think and adapt.

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The Coming Elections In Greece

DRJOHN2Dr. John Psarouthakis, Executive Editor, www.BusinessThinker.com

Ever since the communists lost the civil war way back in the late 1940’s, a significant % of the Greek population has been pushing for a radical left government.

Well those people got their wish when in last January SYRIZA the radical left party with Alexis Tsipras at the lead won the election and Tsipras became Prime Minister. He formed a government and the last seven months he showed the world once again that those radical left demagogic ideologies belong in history’s files of negative and distractive experiments. As a consequence, Mr. Tsipras resigned last week and called for new elections, the third election in the last 8 months!!!!!

He has demonstrated that he is strictly a politician caring only for his political interests and not of the Greek people and the Country.

Even though he is young it seems that he is cut from the same cloth as those that have governed poorly for the last several decades!

Unfortunately he has turned out not to be different.

Greece is not functioning today as a State!!! Mr. Tsipras has abdicated his responsibilities and showed complete incompetence in negotiations with the Europeans for the national debt obligations. He has devoted his energies and abilities to his self-centered arrogant decision making!!!!

Only God can help Greece if Mr. Tsipras gets back to govern Greece.

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