Creating entrepreneurs has never been the purpose of a philosophy department, nor is creating a business typically the goal of a philosophy student. And that is a good thing. Reading Descartes, for example, while wondering how his work might tie into ones start-up would be confusing at best. Yet, as cash-strapped colleges and universities begin to consider cutting funding for the humanities — and, in particular, philosophy — it is vital to consider to full value of this discipline and the fact that it may manifest itself over time in surprising ways.
[. . .] While having a background in philosophy may not be enough to start and manage a successful business, philosophy grads do bring a unique set of skills to new businesses. [They include:]
- Generating unique ways of viewing existing problems
- Seeing themes and patterns
- Organizing people and ideas into systems
- Crafting well-reasoned arguments
- Reading and writing well
(For more about the value of these skills in Entrepreneurship, please read the article)
Why Philosophy Is a Smart Choice for Future Entrepreneurs
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The Huffington Post
"The Value of Philosophy in Entrepreneurship"
Sept. 5, 2012
The author of this piece, Christine Nasserghodsi, discovers why so many Entrepreneurs have backgrounds in Philosophy, and how the skills acquired in Philosophy contribute to the making of a successful Entrepreneur.read more at huffpost »