Business Improves Lives

Business Improves Lives

I have just returned from the world’s biggest gathering of business school academics who study management and organizations, the annual meeting of the Academy of Management in Chicago. (Before you yawn and stop reading, I encourage continuing, as this post really is...
The Gates-Buffet “Giving Pledge” is Immoral

The Gates-Buffet “Giving Pledge” is Immoral

Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, recently became the richest person in the history of the world, as his net worth climbed to $150 billion, thanks to the jump in Amazon’s share price. Amazon’s stock has been on a steep upward trend: Bezos’ wealth increased by...
Who should you hire—and how to get hired?

Who should you hire—and how to get hired?

At a recent Objectivist conference (OCON), Lars Christensen, a co-founder of the Danish investment bank Saxo Bank, gave a presentation about the influence of Ayn Rand’s philosophy on his life and business success. He was asked what he looks for when hiring people—one...