April 19, 2011 by Rico Vitz
From a recent article in The Atlantic:
Most of management theory is inane … If you want to succeed in business, don’t get an M.B.A. Study philosophy instead.
(HT: Brian Leiter via David de Bruijn)
Posted in Business Ethics, General Interest | 3 Comments
This beautifully sums up my reasons for changing from a “Leadership” major to a philosophy major — it makes me wish my advisor has this in brochure form.
Also, is it coincidence or irony that the article reads like a management book (with its presentation of anecdotes and life stories from which principles are inferred)?
I remember reading this a long time ago. It seems as though the importance of reputation and connections is vastly understated in the article; in fact, I’d argue that the philosophy PhD probably had little to do with the author’s success.
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