Month: July 2004

Being part of it – education at the fringes

Posted on July 23, 2004 in Knowledge

Now I really wonder if this is innoavtion. Just writing a book yields a Doctorate. Last time we talked about purchasing credits via conference attendance. This time it’s gettin’ more innovative. I wonder how an academically written book is produced by someone who has no formal education. Saying this I claim that at least 50% of a disseration are about complying to the rules. How do you do that if you don’t know them? This not about the quality of someones writings it’s about being part of a community.

Thus it seems interesting to earn the reward of community participation (the degree) without being actually part of it. Especially if the topic is about a sharing economy.

I, however, congratulate both the institution and Joi Ito for being innovative.

Back to school
I just received word that I have been admitted into the International Business Strategy Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program at the Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy. I was talking to them last year about possibly applying, since the Ministry of Education recently changed the rules so people could apply for a doctorate program without a masters degree. Unfortunately, I don’t even have an undergraduate degree so it was tough nuggies for me. They changed the rules this year and let me apply again and I got in. I guess this makes me the least educated student to ever be admitted. hmm…

Anyway, the real reason I’m doing this isn’t the degree, although that’s nice. It’s a very cool program where I will be able to use the resources of the university including research and the professors. My only deliverable is a book on the sharing economy. I don’t have to take any classes and the topic really fits right in with Creative Commons, blogging and everything else I’m doing. I’m a big fan of many of the professors at the school and I am really psyched to be able to exploit them officially now. 😉

Here is a PDF of my research topic description.

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