Phil Jackson – Championship Winning Basketball Coach

B.A. in philosophy from the University of North Dakota (1967) 13 time NBA Champion and Current President of Basketball Operations for the New York Knicks In Phil Jackson’s book 11 Rings: The Soul of Success, he articulates how his interest in Eastern philosophy was influential in shaping his approach to coaching. While many coaches focused on … More Phil Jackson – Championship Winning Basketball Coach

Peter Thiel

B.A. in philosophy from Stanford University (1989) Co-Founder of PayPal, President of Clarium Capital, Board member of Facebook, Chairman of Plantir, and Chair of Mithril Capital Peter Thiel’s philosophical background has contributed greatly to his success as an investor and businessman. At Stanford, he was introduced to the philosophy of René Girard. Girard’s “mimetic theory,” … More Peter Thiel

Philosophy degree holders Peter Thiel (PayPal Founder), Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn Founder), Paul Graham (inventor of the Y Accelerator) are “the philosopher kings of Silicon Valley.”

Philosophy degrees have been incredibly useful in silicon valley leading to both riches and ideas that have changed the world. … More Philosophy degree holders Peter Thiel (PayPal Founder), Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn Founder), Paul Graham (inventor of the Y Accelerator) are “the philosopher kings of Silicon Valley.”