Steve Jobs, Reid Hoffman, and Stuart Butterfield are the tech rockstars behind Apple, LinkedIn, and Slack, and some of the best programmers the STEM fields have ever known, right?
Would it surprise you to know that they studied calligraphy, symbolic systems, and philosophy, respectively?
Which should really come as no surprise at all when you think about what makes their companies succeed.
After all, do you love your iPhone because it runs more advanced code than Android? Are you a LinkedIn member because the site’s search algorithm is highly efficient? And are you addicted to Slack because it’s built with the most cutting-edge language?