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Karl M.

Location:

Washington, DC
Hometown: Washington

Member since:

April 28, 2009

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

After 14 years of working for Mark Cuban, I went to work as the National Development Manager for The Ayn Rand Institute. going to take the Ayn Rand walking tour next time i have free time in NYC.

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

I live with my girlfriend who i am in Love with, and admire greatly.

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

Study objectivist philosophy and working on a book.

What is your favorite book by Ayn Rand and why?

The Fountainhead, because it was my first book and it got my attention. My boss at the time, Mark Cuban said "It's My Favorite Book, Every Entrepreneur should read The Fountainhead". I had never heard of The Fountainhead, or Ayn Rand. So I got the book. I was reading along, taking notes on the sides of the pages. One of the characters, Ellsworth Toohey was saying what I had heard all my life. And then it hit me. He was The BAD GUY! Atlas Shrugged was next. I was talking about it with friends and they said, "that's just fiction! it's not the real world". So I was off to reading the non-fiction, then lectures on cassette, CD's, then going to the Ayn Rand Institute Summer Conference (OCON) which is my favorite week of the year. Every year.

How did you first learn about Ayn Rand and Objectivism?

My boss at the time, Mark Cuban said that The Fountainhead as his favorite book. Now I want to return the favor and get him to read Atlas Shrugged.

Introduction

I am an Objectivist. I have attended the Objectivist Summer Conferences (OCON) the past 6 years and have booked to attend again this year. I take a full load of classes at the conferences and it's my favorite week of the year.


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