Unforuntately, there are too many short-sighted, lazy, know-it-all teachers out there.
(Can you tell that I am not running for public office?)
As far as the corporate market goes, I read a study a few years back suggesting that business executives of 20 years ago were more widely read than executives of today who are more focused on their area of specialization and the growing stacks on their desk.
When today's executives become tomorrow's chief executives, what will happen to innovation in business?
How important is being widely read to being an innovative leader? The article suggested it is vital.
Maybe, today's large company, which might be more widely and deeply read as a whole, will group think its way to sustained innovation.