Why Businessmen Need Philosophy: The Capitalist's Guide to the Ideas Behind Ayn Rand's AtlasShrugged (Google eBook)

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Debi Ghate, Richard E. Ralston
Penguin, Apr 5, 2011 - Philosophy - 336 pages
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The intellectual tooks every business person needs in the boardroom. Includes two rare essays by Ayn Rand!

With government and the media blaming big business for the world economic crisis, capitalism needs all the help it can get. It's the perfect time for this collection of essays presenting a philosophical defense of capitalism by Ayn Rand and other Objectivist intellectuals. Essential and practical, Why Businessmen Need Philosophy reveals the importance of maintaining philosophical principles in the corporate environment at all levels of business from daily operations to executive decisions, and provides the tactical and tactful rational thinking required to defend companies from ideological attacks.


  

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User Review  - AshRyan - LibraryThing

Its intended audience might find much of value in this book, if they can get past the first few chapters, which are of somewhat mixed quality (as is John Allison's introduction). And for some reason ... Read full review

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User Review  - David Glad - Goodreads

Only one of the essays in this book was by Ayn Rand. (One of the sources of complaints about the book.) Was my first introduction to her designated successor Leonard Peikoff. Decent introduction on ... Read full review

Contents

Notes
Metaphysics
Epistemology
Notes
INTRODUCTION
THE POPULAR CONCEPTION OF THE BUSINESSMAN AS MATERIALIST
BUSINESS AS AN INTELLECTUAL AND SPIRITUAL PURSUIT
WHY THE STRIKE REQUIRED BUSINESSMEN
Notes
Bibliography
The Argument from Greed
The Virtuous ProfitMotive
The Argument from Need
Notes
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Bibliography

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Aristotle
The Dark and Middle Ages
Renaissance and Reformation
The Enlightenment
The 19th and 20th Centuries
The 21st Century
Conclusion
Notes
Dont Try to Cheat People in Business
Know Your Friends and Your Enemies
ABOUT AYN RAND
THE MORALITY OF CAPITALISM
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
ABOUT THE AYN RAND INSTITUTE
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