Review of “The Fountainhead” – Ayn Rand

I am not sure if this was a fiction novel or a dialog on the hidden thoughts and actions of man. The battles between selfishness and selflessness, egoism and altruism, individualism and collectivism, freedom and compulsion are brought to light in a way that will cause you to question the motives of your own actions in this day and time. One statement from this book sums it all up and is a direct tie to her next book, Atlas Shrugged (an equally great work):

“I will live my life for no man, and ask that no man live his life for me.” Continue reading “Review of “The Fountainhead” – Ayn Rand”

Review of “Blink” – Malcolm Gladwell

Blink is a book that seeks to give insight into our intuition. What is it that a man thinks when he is not conscious of his thought? and why? Can our first impressions be trusted? Though I did enjoy much of the insight gained from this book, I do not believe it will have the lasting effect on my life that his surrounding works, Tipping Point and Outliers, have. Nonetheless, well worth the read.

Quotes from “Outliers” – Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell“Practice isn’t the thing you do once your good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.”

“Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard”…combined with siezed opportunity.

“No one who can rise before dawn three hundred sixty days a year fails to make his family rich.”