Why Companies Need Philosophers
The titanic companies that comprise the annual Forbes Global 2000 list, ranking the 2,000 largest companies on earth in terms of sales, profit, assets and market value, are bound to have something in common.
There is the explicit similarity of sums. Whether Berkshire Hathaway at No. 1 or Sun Communities which earned the bottom spot, these are all multi-billion, publicly traded corporations. There are also more implicit resemblances, such as the race and gender of the majority of people who make up the board.
Conversely, to those who studied the humanities, prepare to be supervised.
This discrepancy in degrees in leadership positions of the highest-profile companies is no secret. The number of humanities-related majors has been steadily declining for years. In fact, the number of computer science degrees is about to eclipse all humanities degrees combined.