OK, let’s face it, you’re probably not going to become a Fortune 500 CEO anytime soon. If you are, let me know in the comments area below so I can brag about it to my readers.
Oh well, the last thing most entrepreneurs want to do is work in a corporate setting.
Still, this is interesting…
Back in college, one of my many over-achieving drinking buddies happened to be a proud Philosophy major. Hanging out in a sports bar with Philosophy majors = one revelation after another. We figured it all out more than once.
But, when I met him, he told me that according to his Philosophy Professor, something like 40% of all Fortune 500 CEO’s were at one time or another, Philosophy Majors in College. I thought that was a pretty interesting statistic.
NOTE TO FUTURE SELF: (When traveling back in time) be sure to let Marty know, just because 40% of Fortune 500 CEO’s were at one time Philosophy majors doesn’t mean 40% of Philosphy 101 attendees are going to be America’s top brains and you’re all going to be Fortune 500 CEO’s. Ha! I should have said that back then dammit!
Now, 12 years later, looking around online I’m not so sure that statistic is true at all. At least I can’t find anything to back that up on teh Interwebs.
However, I have found that more Fortune 500 CEO’s have at some time or another either been in finance (30% ish) or marketing (30% ish)… IN YOUR FACE, MARTY!
But, for realz, those seem to be king traits of F500 CEOs according to what I’ve seen so far.