Liberal Arts Grads and Tech Business — Forbes article

30 Jul

That ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket.”

A great new article in Forbes business magazine on what degrees like English equip grads to do.

Here’s a teaser:

“Studying philosophy taught me two things,” says Butterfield, sitting in his office in San Francisco’s South of Market district, a neighborhood almost entirely dedicated to the cult of coding. “I learned how to write really clearly. I learned how to follow an argument all the way down, which is invaluable in running meetings. And when I studied the history of science, I learned about the ways that everyone believes something is true–like the old notion of some kind of ether in the air propagating gravitational forces–until they realized that it wasn’t true.”

So, get to reading, thinking, and discovering. Who knows where it’ll lead you!

— Dr. Norman

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