What use is philosophy to businesspeople? - CMI:
As Aristotle noted wryly, the problem with philosophers such as Thales is their general disdain for money. The thrills and rewards of delving ever deeper into the ultimate questions – “the meaning of life, the universe and everything” – tend to dull one's taste for material possessions and rewards.
I have done both: worked as management consultant and lecturer in Organizational Behavior AND still learning from philosophy as an independent researcher during my retirement.