Les entrepreneurs de la Silicon Valley sont nombreux à avoir fait des études de philosophie ou d’histoire. Par exemple, Peter Thiel et Alex Karp ont fait de la philosophie ; Susan Wojcicki, la CEO de YouTube a étudié littérature et histoire ; Tim O’Reilly, le grand maître à penser de la Silicon Valley, a fait des études de lettres classiques.
Le switch des littéraires
Laetitia Vitaud
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And Reid Hoffman !

“My original plan was to become an academic,” the 44-year-old LinkedIn executive chairman and Greylock Partners investor reflects over lunch one crisp November afternoon in a riverside Cambridge hotel. “I won a Marshall scholarship to read philosophy at Oxford, and what I most wanted to do was strengthen public intellectual culture — I’d write books and essays to help us figure out who we wanted to be.” Within months of starting his course, however, Hoffman concluded that “spending one to two decades answering a professional philosophical question” might not impact sufficiently on the world. “I realised that academia wasn’t the right platform — it didn’t have enough scale,” he says. “So I decided I would be a software entrepreneur.”

Source : http://www.wired.co.uk/article/reid-hoffman-network-philosopher

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