Andrew Taggart is a practical philosopher, husband, and Zen Buddhist. He asks and seeks to answer the most basic questions of human existence with others around the world. In 2009, he finished a Ph.D., left the academic life, and moved to New York City because he thought the most basic question of how to live needed to be brought back into our everyday lives.
Over the years, he's been helping C-level executives, startup teams, and venture capitalists inquire into matters of a fundamental nature. During this time, he's worked with individuals at Google, Facebook, Twitter, and various tech and fintech startups.
Philosophy urges us to wake up to what we have so far taken for granted.
His ideas have been featured in Quartz, The Guardian, Singularity Hub, Big Think, Wisconsin Public Radio, TEDx, The Washington Post, and elsewhere. He also writes regularly for Quartz at Work about the history of and attitudes toward work, and he is now writing a book on "total work," a word coined by the late German philosopher Josef Pieper.
Since 2013, he’s been a seasonal nomad. He and his wife Alexandra, a visual artist, are currently exploring the American Southwest.