NYT Features CEO Who Gave Up on History as a Student Because of Lack of Jobs





"When I was in high school, I got involved in Latin, and I set out on an academic plan to become a history professor. I went to undergraduate school and graduate school with the aim of teaching history, and taught some classes at Ohio State in my early 20's, during the Vietnam War. I was studying history at Ohio State when I realized that there was no future in history. I came from classical Greek and Roman history training, and there were no jobs available along those lines in the U.S.

"That time was extremely hard for me. I had trained myself for years for a certain career path. I was a good student. It was a shock when I realized I had to find something else. I was married and had a daughter. That immediately changes your perspective."



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