If the knowledge is Sea. Then University can be called Ship. There are small Ship and Large vessels. What is core strength of ship called University (its main goal is knowledge collection and dissemination). Knowledge in University is capture in Research Papers and Thesis people submit. So University can be categorized Ship of Thesis.
Ship Vs Sheep(Mind you its not Sheep its Ship).
Sheep gets ready for slaughter houses after their Hairs are cut for wool. But ship ride on rough Waters. The Ship of Thesis should ride on rough waters of knowledge sea. Sheep are reared in farm and their intern-ship by giving hairs to Enterprise called Farm to create Woollen Industry.
This Enterprise (hairs=intern-ship)create Industry (woollen Industry = Industry).
As Ships go in sea find New Land soaked up in sea of knowledge.
Story of Ship
The propellers of ship are thesis. Every Thesis propels University to new knowledge Area. Which is synonymous of fact that Ships are Propelled by Single burst of Engine piston which drives the propeller. Each Single Burst is Thesis Which Propels (take to new knowledge area) the Propellers (Knowledge traversed or created).
Now Ships since ancient time try to Find new Lands for Expansion of mankind.
What is The Most important factor For ships to find new land ?
Traversing into New stream, new Area. Can New Area where ship is moving be tested before it enters there. The Logic is it first Enters and then Tests it. Called known Unknown in terms of Project management as its known that the area would be Unknown.
What about Unknown Unknown? This also area in Project management.
I will leave this Unknown Unknown to discussion later sometimes but here I am focusing only on Known Unknown.
Question #1 How will you say that this water territory Entered by Ship is Unknown?
Question #2 Does This Unknown territory really creates value for Ship? or just keep wandering Unknown?
Sheeps and Slaughter houses
This is about Ship what about Sheeps travelling inside Ship? Sheeps are at mercy of Woollen Industry ( Industry )and Slaughter houses (Head Hunters). But its all about capacity and demand. Hopefully everyone Understand Who is Head Hunter here we are calling slaughter Houses (with analogy No hard feelings)
Sheep Story: More Detail: Sheep and Shepherd.
Can Unknown be structured? Can Everyone Access the ship? Ship is equally accessible to all potential traders want to send there goods to destination. Who are Traders (Parents or cost bearer of Education) in our analogy these are may be parents of students(Sheep).
For these Sheeps Who is shepherd? Shepherd Can take Sheep Anywhere he/she wants.
Anywhere means anywhere from best location in world to worst location in the world. Are All Shepherd Equally know places Well?
How do we know Which Shepherd is Wandering where? Is there any accountability to Location where Shepherd can wander?
Are you getting What I mean here?
About Ships again…
Ships are tracking Known Unknown in In uncharted waters. If Ships are not universal in sense democratic to merchants ferrying goods Can they Really succeed?
Definitely They would loose some market and hence make sheeps life miserable.
Now about The Assessment of The Burst(Thesis) which propels piston and hence ship.
Burst here means is the Actual Fuel.
The innovation in thesis to take it to new areas is the Quality of Fuel. If thesis is not innovative it will not take ship into new knowledge areas.
Now Where is Ship Sinking?
you will say its large so must be at location where Titanic Sank. But this is not true its tanking virtually. Are you with me? Can you give a wild guess where its sinking?
Can we Quantify the Quality of Knowledge ? Whose prerogative is this quantification?
Okay One more Hint: Why Titanic Sank?
Answer: Over confidence and then no Accountability. I would say Accountability was biggest contributor. Now Come back to Ship and Shepherd.
Can we question Shepherd Where is he wandering? Accountability?
How can we quantify the quality of thesis (fuel) will take Ship to uncharted territories ? Can we ? Its all relative to few people judgement in ship(you know theory of relativity).
– Another way of saying that if I am far from train then it velocity will look smaller to me compared to when I am near it.(Velocity is relative to where I am currently).
Knowledge is vast domain of sea.
Continued article its not Ending here…