When the Director of a Think Tank Starts a Bike Repair Shop: Matthew Crawford’s Startling Career Move

Friday, May 28, 2021

From Intellectual to Manual Work

Matthew Crawford was unafraid to chart a path that would seem “absurd” to the status-climbing, educated class. After garnering a Bachelor’s degree in Physics, and later on, a Doctorate in Political Philosophy from the academically-rigorous University of Chicago, he quit his job as the Director of a Think Tank at Washington D.C. to start a bike repair shop.

While such a career move would be greeted with shock and perplexity in most cultures,

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