My short essay on how to hunt down and capture professors was published last week in European Business Forum. This is a tongue-in-cheek article, but the topic itself is actually rather serious. One of the large differences between the United States and Europe is the tight links and mutual respect between business and academia in the USA – a relationship that lies behind much of the competitive advantage the USA enjoys in innovation-driven technology businesses. Yes, I know many US academics think business people are difficult to communicate with, and vice versa. But compared to the iron walls in Europe, US business and academe are bosom buddies.
Maybe I should write a similar essay on “how to bag a business person,” directed towards the professors….