You Can’t Build a Business Without Doing Philosophy

Entrepreneurship is inherently philosophical. You can’t consistently succeed in the world of business without being rigorously committed to questioning reality and subjecting your creative ideas to empirical investigation. The entrepreneur must constantly ask himself or herself questions like “is there another way?” or “what assumptions am I making?” And when it’s time to look for answers, the entrepreneur is not afforded the luxury of hiding away in an ivory tower. Entrepreneurs must find their answers by engaging the world, by throwing their ideas against the solid wall of reality to see what truly sticks.