Monday, June 17, 2013

Made As Complicated As Possible

Academic politics is a phenomenon different from any other political game.  Its participants are all very bright, intellectually successful individuals who mistakenly believe that every issue must be made as complicated as possible, examined as thoroughly as possible, and debated until every aspect of the issue is resolved.  Academics, by there very nature, can make the simplest issue complicated beyond solution.  The medical school of the Nevada higher education system is forty years behind where it should be and yet, the academics involved continue their petty infighting that ensures that Nevada medical education will never succeed.

1 comment:

  1. They like to complicate things to "prove" they are smart. There was an acronym in the Army, KISS, keep it simple stupid. Made sense to me in the 1970s, makes sense to me today.