Ayn Rand is a great author. No doubt about that. 2 packs of cigarettes a day, she destroyed her lungs. No doubt about that too. She spent the last few years in isolation….well well
I read Ayn Rand while in college. R A Podar college library introduced me to Ayn Rand. Then of course I bought my own copies – not sure if I bought it or my Dad bought it. He was a voracious reader, and our house was full of books – and me, my sister had full access to all the western, James Hadley chase, as well as the full Wallace, Hailey, Harold Robbins, and tons of not very famous authors. He also had Vivekananda, Churchill, Readers’ Digest books, Nehru, Gandhi…but the book that really had an impact was undeniably Ayn Rand.
She introduced us to the Virtue of Selfishness (which contradicted with Indian philosophies), Atlas Shrugged, Fountainhead – which looked like a story book, but grew on you. It is very difficult to understand equity markets – in fact the American psyche without understanding AR. You could like her or hate her, but if you are an investor you HAVE TO READ AYN RAND’S BOOKS.
One Dr. Mohammed Khan a regular to this blog is a big fan of AR – and I am not sure if he still reads this blog. He used to comment regularly and is now silent.
Here is a person who is criticising Ayn Rand. That is not new, I have myself not been a big fan of AR. However doing audit of Psu companies and reading AR ensured that I only traded in PSU stocks never took them home!! Yes I still own NTPC and owned SBI for a long time – but these were the only 2 exceptions.
Understanding Managerial Remuneration and Managerial Incentive is easy if you read AR. Here is a person who has criticized AR for changing the attitude of a full generation of Americans..read on it is spine chilling. Assuming of course that you have read AR and hate / love her. If you have read, you cannot be indifferent to her writing.
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