I came into IT at the tail end of the seventies when I joined one of the original computing pioneers.
It was a conservative company lead by veterans, engineers, accountants and sales, with many ties to the US administration, the Department of Defense and intelligence agencies.
My interests at the time were in philosophy, politics and economics. I liked to meet people and talk, and also liked to help people solve real-life business problems, so I was always engaged with the corporate staff and executive management rather than with the real hard-core technicians and engineers.
The thing is, I had no idea what constrained IT, so I never had that baggage when thinking about solutions.