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That ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket

tacanderson:

That ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket

And he’s far from alone. Throughout the major U.S. tech hubs, whether Silicon Valley or Seattle, Boston or Austin, Tex., software companies are discovering that liberal arts thinking makes them stronger.  Engineers may still command the biggest salaries, but at disruptive juggernauts such as Facebook and Uber, the war for talent has moved to nontechnical jobs, particularly sales and marketing. The more that audacious coders dream of changing the world, the more they need to fill their companies with social alchemists who can connect with customers–and make progress seem pleasant.

Of course some of us have known this all along. 

Interesting that the assumption is that “techies” can’t do the connecting work.

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