Why Businessmen Need Philosophy and Other Essays

  • by Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by Susan O’Malley
  • 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"Ideas are the greatest and most crucially practical power on earth," wrote Ayn Rand. In the title essay of this collection, Leonard Peikoff applies this principle to the world of business. He shows that certain philosophic ideas, such as reason, egoism, and individualism, are needed to defend and protect the freedom of businessmen, while the opposite ideas, such as mysticism, altruism, and collectivism (which dominate our universities), destroy that freedom. Other essays in this volume will help businessmen understand the crucial role of philosophy in free trade, free markets, health care, and business ethics.


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Ayn Rand Knows Where It's At.....

This collection of essays is fantastic!

If you own / run a business this is a must-listen - not because you will get additional 'business skills' but because it puts the perception of business - particularly successful business into perspective.

As with all 'tell it like it is' polemic on 'politically correct' drivel, 'attitude of entitlement' delusion, and 'creed of envy' socialist loser thinking, this audio book will offend those who need offense to expand their narrow mindset, and delight those who firmly believe in capitalism, individualism and 'making it happen' for themselves.

Highly recommended.
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- Bryn T.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-12-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.