Back in 2013, Silicon Valley venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously declared that a degree in philosophy was a fast track to a job in a shoe store. In fact, a philosopher would be a superb shoe shop worker, manager, or franchisee. That’s because recruits with philosophical insight will be those who you can most rely on in our turbulent, uncertain, highly demanding and highly rewarding times.
Recruits who are armed with philosophical insight don’t expect to be told what to do or how to do it. They will always raise the question that lies at the heart of philosophy and keep probing until they get close to an answer. Their question is a simple one: “Why?”.