Ayn Rand and Business
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. She celebrated business, especially the heavy industries that dominated America and the entrepeneurs who founded and build them. She contructed a philosophy known as Objectivism, which sttod for strict adherence to reality and self-interst, to prove that her epic image of business was the right one. The book aims to provide insightful lessons for managers, traders and entrepeneurs alike. Ayn 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.
- Hardback | 224 pages
- 134.1 x 211.8 x 22.9mm | 344.74g
- 14 Jan 2003
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- Texere Publishing
- Florence, United States
Table of contents
Introduction The philosopher who loved business Ayn Rand and Objectivism 1. The journey to freedom and prosperity 2. The leader of objectivism 3. A philosophy for living Randian Work 4. Values and virtues for businesspeople 5. Rationality 6. Independence 7. Integrity 8. Honesty 9. Justice 10. Productiveness 11. Pride Randian Management 12. Winning through innovation 13. Managing people to their ultimate potential 14. Leading with purpose Conclusion: Ayn Rand reprised
About Donna Greiner
Donna Greiner is a business author and researcher. Kinni and Greiner have also developed two businesses: The Finished Edge and The Business REader, a business-to-business bookseller. Theodore Kinni has served as Contributing Editor for Industry Week, Quality Digest and Workforce Training News and Book Review Editor for the AMA's Presidents. They both live in Charlottsville, Virginia.