Why Businessmen Need Philosophy: The Capitalist's Guide to the Ideas Behind Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged

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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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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

Contents

Do Businessmen Really Need Philosophy?
The Ultimate
Wealth is the product of mans capacity to think
The MoneyMaking Personality
The Philosophical Origins of Antitrust
Why Conservatives Cant Stop the Growth of the State
Environmentalism Unveiled
The Environmentalist Campaign Against Energy
Doesnt Business Require Compromise?
A Defense for Businessmen

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Debi Ghate and Richard E. Ralston are the editors of Why Businessmen Need Philosophy: The Capitalist's Guide to the Ideas Behind Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged.


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