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I encountered a Quote: “We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.” Bertrand Russell (English Philosopher 1872-1970)

Strange, post Russell’s stance, the world has still not changed. The Paradox has not been charged at for possible correction.

In a study done on Women entrepreneurs in state of Punjab, North India, presented at a conference in Chandigarh ( 17- 19 Nov 2008, the findings were exactly similar and paradoxical. The Failure rate of graduate and post graduate women entrepreneurs was higher than those in literarte but lowly qualified.
Why? There could be several reasons. First indeed the strategic (stratified) sampling was wrong.
Attributing survey to errors like Less sample size or less appropriate data generation and analysis, and less recall of the Psychomotor skill deployment was weighted in post discussions. More over, given lack of data on use of technology and on manual skills could have large bearing as on the life/ age of entrepreneurial ventures.

Any ways, the fact that there is a lot to be done in promoting productive stimuli through education is farther off… And much of our current attempts are misguided. The imperatives of a good society of life as proposed by William Edward Deming are still away. Russel right pointed them long ago. The people at large haven’t noticed the paradox, if if they did, it continues to pass by from the sides.

Priyavrat Thareja

- Posted on November 19th, 2008 in Pages, Quality, General, Teaching Page, Education, Management, Quotations | 2,601 Views |

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