Though this news was covered in the press, I didn't write about it here because I was really busy at the time and figured I'd mention it later. That later came about yesterday when The Guardian published an article about it. So let me do a quick recap of the news coverage that Armstrong and his appointment at MBS have received so far:
- Luke Slattery wrote an article called Thinker on the 'Dark' Side in The Australian's Higher Education supplement.
- Ruth Williams, in The Age's Business Day section, wrote an article called Where Philosophy Meets Business.
- The Financial Times' Ruth Bradshaw wrote about it in an article called MBA Students Take Philosophy Lessons.
- Finally, The Gruardian's David Cohen wrote an article called Wittgenstein and Market Forces.
Though Armstrong hasn't started teaching his own courses yet he did guest lecture in our Business & Sustainable Development course which was both fun, as guest lectures always are, and eye-opening, if you hadn't yet looked at consumption from that point of view before.
Now that I've graduated, however, I won't be able to attend any of Armstrong's courses. Fortunately, he has given talks to MBS alumni in the past and I hope he will do so in the future as well. Regardless, I wish him all the best and hope he makes the students graduating from MBS better thinkers, philosophers, and, ultimately, leaders.