On Business School as Oxymoron

The English word school derives from the Greek scholē, meaning “leisure.”

The Latin negotium, meanwhile — a compound of nec (“not”) and ōtium (“leisure”) — was the Roman word for “business.”

Without much in way of etymological gymnastics, then, one finds that business school translates roughly to “not-leisure leisure.”

As to the effect this observation might have on the world, “minimal” is the most likely answer.

I would like to be remembered as one at ease with his futility.