I'm just here to clarify one sentence. Why are you suggesting a book? Is it that good?
It's good in that it shows Rand's methodology of taking a broader view than one idea that Aristotle and Plato may have had in common. She is looking at the entirety of human history and the broad range effects that philosophers have. Then she is dividing them into absolute black vs white camps. Mostly black.
"I absorb energy like a sponge everywhere I go. It allows me to see the world and my purpose in it." Zak Bagans, Ghost Adventures (INFJ)
She cool in the sense of being very self possessed and communicating her ideas very clearly. She doesn't let him talk over her and she doesn't ever give the impression of being on defense. I think that's cool. If only she was using those powers for good.
This more contemporary view of the Rand topic is interesting.
I don't agree with everything this banker says, but he does a good job of presenting how selfishness fits productively into a community. If every business were run with his focus on responsibility and working for the win-win scenario, we would need far less government regulation to shore up the right of every individual to work toward his/her own self interest -- "to pursue happiness".
Hope is the denial of reality. It is the carrot dangled before the draft horse to keep him plodding along in a vain attempt to reach it. We should remove the carrot and walk forward with our eyes open. -- Raistlin Majere
She's clearly ESTJ. Even her ideas seem ESTJ, or, more specifically, 8.
I considered that but ESTJs are usually hardcore traditionalists so the whole idea of "creating a new morality" seems like it would would be upsetting to them. I don't disagree however that ESTJs love them some Ayn Rand.