The title is an insouciant play on S. Radhakrishnan’s An Idealist View of Life.
Not surprisingly, my post is nothing like his book!
Last week, I gave a talk at TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Charter Member (CM) Dinner event in Pittsburgh.
It was at Lucca, next to CMU. So, I just walked over after work.
I wanted to playfully contrast Academia with Entrepreneurship.
I have done this previously in An Essay on Operations Management.
I decided to use a religious framing, contrasting Hinduism with Protestants, to caricature academia with business folks.
Academia: Entrepreneurship= Brahmin: Calvinism
I also thought Thorstein Veblen’s The Theory of the Leisure Class and Max Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism will be good plugs.😊
Hope you enjoy the video! (Warning: Not suitable for the Puritans!)