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11.16.2005

Ok, Maybe I'm Illiterate

Mav's owner Mark Cuban recently called The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand as the most influential book he read in college. He said, "It was incredibly motivating to me. It encouraged me to think as an individual, take risks to reach my goals, and responsibility for my successes and failures. I loved it. I don't know how many times I have read it, but it got to the point where I had to stop because I would get too fired up." I feel stupid. I've never heard of it.

11 comments:

spiritrider said...

dont feel stupid bsg niether have i i guess it worked for mark maybe i should read it

fluff said...

Have you heard of Atlas Shrugged by the same author? Very intense reading.....both of them.

Condoleesa said...

I can't believe you didn't have to read it in High School or College Freshman English.

Go get a copy and read it. Not bad reading at all. It didn't do for me what it did for Mark Cuban though.

kehk said...

Tom Cruise when speaking of Katie Holms biography...

"I loved it. I don't know how many times I have read it, but it got to the point where I had to stop because I would get too fired up."

Anonymous said...

I bought The Da Vinci Code because, "everybody was reading it", didn't even get to the third chapter put it down. Don't think I will read this one either.

LoveLit said...

I took a bazillion English classes in college...never heard of it or the author, but very interesting. I'll try it.

Anonymous said...

Where did you go to college at lovelit? Weatherford College?

Anonymous said...

Actually, 10:44, B.A. from Duke University, M.S. from Columbia University,Ph.D at Stanford, not completed.

Anonymous said...

Weren't Atlas the guy that used to hold up the world?
I recommend reading Semi-Tough
by Dan Jenkins.
Billy Clyde

Gigi said...

Ayn Rand (long dead) is celebrated by her followers, almost cultishly. I read the book and absolutely could not understand some of it and certainly didn't "get" the hubbub. Her book "Atlas Shrugged" is highly praised in the literary field, too. Odd, very odd.

Anonymous said...

I'm stupid for not knowing something about lots of stuff.