Ayn Rand Hero: On Being Self-Made with William Thomas (of Atlas Society)

September 20, 20160 Comments

William Thomas is the Director of Programs and CFO at The Atlas Society. He is a writer, teacher, and educator on Objectivism and Ayn Rand.

He is the author and editor of highly recommended books related to Objectivism, Political Theory, and Ayn Rand including:

In this interview, we cover the whole range of becoming a ‘Self Made’ person.  From work to your relationships, there are powerful ways to apply the ideas of Ayn Rand in all aspects of our lives.

This episode covers:

  • The spirit of marriage vs the letter of the law (and how to reclaim the original, powerful intentions behind it) [12:45]
  • Why it’s important to take full responsibility for your own knowledge, understanding, and skills [21:30]
  • How Ayn Rand thinks about ‘self made’ life in The Fountainhead characters [24:00]
  • How to enjoy your work, by taking on certain perspectives on your professional life (and why that makes your leisure time way more fun)  [39:00]
  • Building a strong ‘self’ through doing high-quality work [47:00]
  • An introduction to the literary art of Ayn Rand [51:00]
  • Real Magic – The amazing way Rand’s writing opens up a world of ‘magic’ to us in areas of industry that are easily overlooked [55:00]

To find out more about The Atlas Society, check them out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as a wide range of articles, videos, and resources at The Atlas Society website.

 

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