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Question convention 

Dave Pollard advances in How to Save the World that the predisposes us to a sense of . , we are communicated, solve our problems, and that we should join them to fix them; is not championed.
   These aren’t Dave’s words exactly, and they are a crude summary (it’s best to read his post), but there is a lot of truth to his view. At , we were usually more impressed with cases that involved KFC or General Electric or Xerox, not the regular guy in the same town who was exporting 90 per cent of his products, taking risks.
    may be more fortunate in that there are papers that deal with the smaller companies. Although I had disagreements with some of the course content at the time, the 200-level paper at Victoria University had elements on and entrepreneurship. I know that AUT in Auckland even has a Stanford grad as an entrepreneurship professor.
   However, it didn’t stop the same phenomenon from happening, which Dave writes as:

So we have people coming out of high and university who must rely on finding menial corporate jobs or exploiting connections in high places to get plum jobs they don’t deserve, since they cannot provide for themselves. They do not know how to ‘make a living’.

Ergo, most of the folks in my class wanted to join big firms. No point stressing out for yourself and being your own person. Very few wanted to make a real change in a smaller outfit. Same at : join a big firm and get lost in the paperwork.
   Yet all great , including the western ones, were founded on a sense of and entrepreneurship. History has shown us that. And we can only stay ahead of the curve and keep high if we continue to and create .
   I agree with Dave that there’s no conspiracy per se, but the right things aren’t getting communicated. In most things, we are not helpless, but we are trained to be, so we don’t question the communiqués of . And maybe we should question. Question . It’s the only way to break through the that limits so many of us.
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PS.: Ric, so you know, your coComment didn’t appear among the comments to be moderated in Blogger.  
Interesting - I guess that's why it's called 'beta' (or maybe I got the word verification wrong?)! Here is the comment (cut and pasted from CoCo):

So that's why I got into so much trouble in school! ... and still find trouble at the office.  
Not sure, but you’re not alone. On some blogs, I’ve had to submit twice: once for coComment, then reload the page, and once for the blog.
   It’s a pain here since I have to approve the comments, but better doing that than having the spammers come in.  
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