I took CW’s post as a challenge.
As an invention heuristic, I kind of like the “library stash” idea. I tend to compartmentalize different projects: the ethos project, the sophist project, the corporate university project. Here, though, seeing the sources for them jumbled together, I feel invited, compelled, to find the links between them.
One such, perhaps, is that if the idea of the corporate university is about higher education as job-training & vocationalization of the institution, we might make a move to compare that to the division between the Sophists and their interest in practical manipulation of language and Plato’s philosophy of ideal forms. Mmm…I don’t know if that idea has legs, but maybe more reading will help.