Alan Malachowski writes a follow-up article in issue 41, "Corporate Crises Revisited". It's "on readers’ responses to his recent article about philosophical mistakes that lead to boardroom disasters.": http://philosophynow.org/issues/41/ ... _Revisited
Malachowski doesn't make clear the philosophical mistakes that led to boardroom disasters (and what boardroom disasters) other than the mistake philosophers make in remaining Platonic thinkers. He gives the impression that philosophers can have an influence in boardroom decisions. Maybe they can. But he also argues that philosophy departments in academia are failing to turn out business minded philosophers, to the detriment of those departments.
On reading this follow-up article I was reminded of John Ralston Saul's book "Voltaire's Bastards". In the article Malachowski is taking issue with the opposite, Plato's Bastards
, of which Ralston Saul is one. Plato and his bastard thinkers are idealists. Malachowski is saying that it is the idealistic thinking of many philosophers that has hindered their understanding of the business and corporate world. He is suggesting that they shed their idealistic thinking about how the world ought to be and think more about how it is.
As Malachowski suggests philosophers should think more like Voltaire and less like Plato. Voltaire seemed to understand better the ultimate nature of things. like it's a postmodern world, not a black and white one like Platonians seem to think.
This, by the way, Articles in Philosophy Now
, is the only worthwhile category on this forum.