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Did you sleep through Introduction to Philosophy in college? It's time to dust off the required reading list, says Jeff Remis, branch manager of the national IT practice at Addison Group. "The best big data candidates I have worked with have a background in philosophy. Some even majored in it rather than computer science," Remis says. "Having the background in big data helps you find the patterns hidden in the chaos, but to understand the patterns takes someone with a trained philosophical mind. Philosophers are curious people who use logic and theory to tell a story with the data, which is what companies are looking for from analytics teams."
Don't believe him? Consider Plato: the student of Socrates and one of the best-known philosophers of all-time was also really, really good at math.
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