Stephen in D.

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Dallas, TX

Member since:

January 6, 2010

Please tell us about your work, like whether you are in school or college or about your job, career, or business.

53 year old, college educated, successful businessman. 230 direct employees in Dallas and 1,200 self employed partners in 600 locations around the country. Serious conservative/libertarian. Travel extensively.

Please tell us about yourself, like whether you are married or have children.

Married, 27 years, two boys, 20 (in college) and 24 (just from college graduated and working). Family memebrs are all "Randians". Born in Dodge City, Kansas-grew up in farming ranching community. Put own way through college. Dallas for 30 years.

Please tell us about your interests, like what you like to do in your spare time or for relaxation or vacation.

I read extensively - 40 books a year. Intrument rated airplane pilot. I love building businesses and helping others do the same. Interested in national and world politics - - facinated by political drama and a student of great leadership.

What is your favorite book by Ayn Rand and why?

Capitalsism: The Unkown Ideal. Excellent collection of treateses on various economic and political topics. Synthesizes all of the major insights from Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead.

How did you first learn about Ayn Rand and Objectivism?

From my dad, although he never took Rand nearly as seriously as I do.

Introduction

As a successful "working class business owner" (aka "entrepreneur") I have been looking for an objectivist's discusison group.


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