Saturday, April 28, 2007


The story of an MIT dean who resigned because she had over-billed her degree(s) has made the rounds, but the trenchant commentary comes from Clay Cramer:

On the other hand, I find myself wondering: if having a degree--and one presumes, a graduate degree, if she ended up with the title of "dean"--is so fundamentally necessary to her job, how is that no one ever noticed her inability until now?

Cramer mentions that there are people who have 'made it' without the benefit of a degree, and I've known quite a few, too.

There's a large difference between "capable" and "credentialed." Keep it in mind.

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