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Why Businessmen Need Philosophy: The Capitalist's Guide to the Ideas Behind Ayn Rand's AtlasShrugged Paperback – April 5, 2011
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Yet today most intellectuals attack the very men and women who keep us alive.
This book explains WHY. It explodes the false ideas that underlie today's worship of omnipotent government: altruism, and the Marxist dogma that the source of wealth is men's muscles rather than their minds. And it gives businessmen an invaluable self-defense kit!
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Preface by Debi Ghate and Richard E. Ralston
Introduction by John Allison
Part 1: Do Businessmen Really Need Philosophy?
"Why Businessmen Need Philosophy," by Leonard Peikoff
"Philosophy: The Ultimate CEO," by Harry Binswanger
"Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think," by Ayn Rand (from Atlas Shrugged)
"The Businessmen's Crucial Role: Material Men of the Mind," by Debi Ghate
"The Money-Making Personality," by Ayn Rand
Part 2: Why is Business "Public Enemy #1"?Read more ›
It also helps the businessman defend himself against the false morality of altruism: the morality of human sacrifice. It shows how the morality of sacrifice is opposed to the trader principle and how to defend oneself from the guilt producing effects of sacrifice.
I highly recommend this book to anyone in or contemplating going into business.
It is like reading something Ayn Rand would have written if she were alive today. It is a pithy book (it isn't small, but packed with meat and conviction) that drives home the clarity of the unapologetic principles that include things that are much maligned today but what every businessperson knows are true and correct, of the real benefits of capitalism and the philosophy as well as moral compass that should serve every person in business.
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This book treats the reader to a refreshing and fundamental presentation of what is good about capitalism. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Frederick
An absolutely exceptional book that should be essential reading for all businesspersons.Published on July 21, 2014 by Zeke
Finally...a breath of fresh air on the morality of business based on the only person's philosophy that recognizes it...Ayn RandPublished on March 12, 2014 by PMac