Philosophy is a Great Major

5 Reasons Why Philosophy Majors Make the Best Entrepreneurs


Nick Miller, co-founder and CEO of the restaurant-software company Gather, attributes his success to his education in philosophy. He points out that the same qualities that make a philosopher successful are essential to entrepreneurship.

He lists the top five as follows:

  1. They love debate.

  2. They are comfortable with the uncomfortable.

  3. They see the big picture and the smallest details.

  4. They keep their emotions in check.

  5. They dissect complex problems.

He elaborates on each, in his article for Entrepreneur Magazine. We appreciate the clarity with which he writes—something, we hope, he also learned from philosophy.

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