Note — Aug 19, 2018

Why Liberal Arts and the Humanities Are as Important as Engineering

It’s important to have people studying the humanities, it’s important to hire them, it’s important that some lead companies but it’s even more important that companies listen to them. (Looking at you Zuck and Jack.)

YouTube chief executive Susan Wojcicki, for instance, majored in history and literature; Slack founder Stewart Butterfield in English; Airbnb founder Brian Chesky in the fine arts. And, in China, Alibaba chief executive Jack Ma has a bachelor’s in English.