What book for my desk at work?

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  1. otc

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    I firmly believe less is more in the office. All I have now is a tidy space, a Matisse, and a map of South America. Would like to get a plant one of these days.
     


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    Shouldn't it be called how to avoid Icebergs?

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    I'd avoid Ayn Rand, since it is philosophy-light written like a teenage adventure book. Personally, if I saw Atlas Shrugged or Fountainhead on someone's desk I'd think them to be intellectual lightweights and/or fooled.

    +1 awesome book for the under 20 crowd.
     


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    +1 awesome book for the under 20 crowd.

    IQ or age?
     


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    I love how offended people are by Ayn Rand.
     


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    I love how offended people are by Ayn Rand.
    You used to get a tad upset when I told everyone you were her biggest fan [​IMG]
     


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    Not quite sure offended is the right word.
     


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    You used to get a tad upset when I told everyone you were her biggest fan [​IMG]
    I've never even opened one of her books god damn it!!!
     


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    I love how offended people are by Ayn Rand.

    I've never even opened one of her books god damn it!!!

    Then how do you know there's not a good reason to be offended by her books?

    Personally, I dislike them because they have such disproportionate influence given that they are third-rate adventure novels delivering an idiot-libertarian philosophy (that is, libertarianism to the point that it gets idiotic).
     


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    I love how offended people are by Ayn Rand.

    I'm more offended by the people who worship her.
     


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    I read the fountainhead about a year ago and enjoyed it...

    Personally I found the overpowering political crap to feel so tacked-on that I basically laughed and ignored it and stuck to the story which was quite entertaining.

    I plan to read atlas shrugged at some point...but I don't really see how anyone but a politically unformed teenager could really be strongly influenced by the fountainhead.
     


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    i keep an old 1996 september issue of penthouse at my desk. its bent, cracked, and most of the pages are stuck together.
     


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