Jacob is partnerships manager at the Academy of Ideas. He was previously a strategy consultant, specialising in digital transformation and new ways of working. Jacob read the BPhil in philosophy at St Cross College, Oxford, specialising in political and continental philosophy. He wrote his thesis on Hannah Arendt and liberal political philosophy. He previously read Politics and Philosophy for a BA at the University of Sheffield, where he co-founded the Sheffield Salon, modelled on the Salons of Enlightenment Europe. He spends his spare time drinking coffee, arguing about philosophy, and writing about literature and politics for various outlets.