Synopses & Reviews
"In an astonishing journey, Ayn Rand transformed herself from a shopkeeper's daughter to one of the world's leading advocates of laissez-faire capitalism. She celebrated business, especially the heavy industries that dominated America, and the entrepreneurs who founded and built them. She constructed a philosophy known as Objectivism-strict adherence to reality, reason, and self-interest-to prove that her epic image of business was the right one. Ayn Rand and Business is both relevant and valuable to today's business readers, providing insightful lessons for managers, traders, and entrepreneurs alike. Rand wrote about topics including the free agent marketplace and the necessity of creating one in order to lead it, corporate strategies, individual achievement, and the relationship between employer and employee. Ayn Rand, author of The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged, was one of the most controversial figures of her time and influenced many through her novels and philosophy. "
Ayn Rand, author of "Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged", was one of the most controversial figures of her time. She transformed herself from a shopkeeper's daughter to one of the world's leading advocates of laissez-faire capitalism, contructing a philosophy known as Objectivism.
Rand celebrated business, especially the heavy industries that dominated America in her lifetime, and the entrepreneurs who founded and built them. Ayn Rand and Business interprets the fiction and philosophy of this self-proclaimed "radical-for-capitalism" for today's business reader.
About the Author
Donna Greiner along with Thodore Kinni founded The Business Reader, a corporate bookseller, and publish The Business Reader Review, a business book e-letter. They have authored seven books. The author lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Table of Contents
Introduction The Philosopher Who Loved Business 1. The Journey to Freedom and Prosperity 2.The Leader of Objectivism 3.A Philosophy for Living 4.Values and Virtues for Businesspeople 5.Rationality 6.Independence 7.Integrity 8.Honesty 9.Justice 10.Productiveness 11.Pride 12.Winning though Innovation 13.Managing People to Their Ultimate Potential 14.Leading with Purpose Conclusion