Slack's Philosopher

Slack's CEO came out of a philosophy program.

> “Studying philosophy taught me two things,” says (Slack CEO Stewart) Butterfield. “I learned how to write really clearly. I learned how to follow an argument all the way down, which is invaluable in running meetings. And when I studied the history of science, I learned about the ways that everyone believes something is true–like the old notion of some kind of ether in the air propagating gravitational forces–until they realized that it wasn’t true.”

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LinkedIn's CEO also shares some lessons that philosophy taught him. See Probabilistic vs. Deterministic Thought