"No author dislikes to be edited as much as he dislikes not to be published." - J. Russell Lynes
Academicians read number of books and reproduce the knowledge from books in their classrooms. If they are passionate, they take feedback at the end of each session and make the next academic session better. If they are good academicians they respect and encourage students to participate in interactive sessions and learn new things from students and incorporate the same in their subsequent sessions. They also do their own research and bring out innovative tools and techniques of teaching methods to students in the classroom through experimentation.
In fact, true academicians working in higher education and professional institutions must have the blend of teaching, research, industry and consultancy experience. However, we rarely find such full-fledged academicians as all are not equally equipped with all these strengths from four different quarters. However, these true academicians still lag behind authors who are far ahead of academicians as they are creators of knowledge. They do thorough research, interview people, acquire knowledge from various books and sources and then author books. Above all, it requires lot of passion, patience and perseverance to author books. While academicians follow what is mentioned in the books the authors follow the road less travelled and crank books. Succinctly, authors are creators and academicians are generators. However, a true and passionate academician can excel as a successful author. Hence, we can conclude that authors are always ahead of academicians in terms of imagination, knowledge, passion, patience and perseverance.
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