Human Resources Director:
The global marketplace is changing. We can no longer compete here if things stay the same. The situation is unfortunate. However, we have been warning you about these slipping circumstances. The university has remained static and has not caught up. Workers are joining the company, lacking the skills they need to compete today. In order to be successful, we need twenty-first century employees. They must understand the concepts of globalization and its effects on the way companies run. They also need to be digitally literate in today’s digital world. As technology increases, we need flexible employees who can adapt to new situations and problems. They should be efficient and constructive. Probably one of the biggest reasons we failed here is that w have not produced any successful products recently. We simply cannot afford to import product designers. We needed new employees to be innovative and creative. They had to bring new ideas to the table, but this didn’t happen. Hopefully, this sends a clear sign to the schools here that they must update their curriculum if they want to stay relevant in this emerging economy. Sadly, for us, we won’t be here to see the changes.Galileo Galilei
Father of Modern Physics, Father of Modern Science
15 February 1564 8 January 1642
• Born in Pisa
• Father was a music theorist
• At age 8, family moved to Florence
• Taught at university of Padua from 1592 1610, made discoveries then
• Tried to remain loyal to Catholic Church but trusted his experimental results. This separated science from philosophy and religion.
• 1608: makes telescope
• 1610: observed “3 fixed starts, totally invisible by their smallness” within short distance to Jupiter; inexplicably orbiting Jupiter. They were the four biggest moons of Jupiter. He names them the Medicean stars. They conflict with Aristotelian cosmology that says all heavenly bodies should circle the Earth
• Copernicus’ heliocentric model...