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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Feel-good logic

A great and practical philosophical framework for everyday life . Dispels wrong notions that society has about money .
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- Alexey Bulankov

There are some gems in this read.

Where does Why Businessmen Need Philosophy and Other Essays rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It ranks at about 65% level, which is good.

What about Susan O’Malley’s performance did you like?

Vicious and zealous defense of the businessman, free enterprise and free markets.

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- Philip

Book Details

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