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  1. Share the screenshot of wrong preview along with screenshot from proper book. Objectivism is supposed to be data based, not feelings based.
  2. In which portion or portions you had this concern? What part did you get distracted from, and missed in first read? Perhaps you can take us through your study process of the portions of the book.
  3. Customer-Supplier is also transactional or contractual relation. Employer-Employer instead refers to Co-founders, Investors, Board of Directors etc. Team work is also mainly a part of Employer-Employee, because end goals are those of employer primarily. Further Employee-Employee also has an element of employer-employee, as in supervisor-subordinate or even mentor-mentored. This classification is mainly to help readers focus on overall work ecosystem, and understand the mixtures better. Purely employee-employee is more about learning skills from each other, approaching co-worker for problem solving, or knowledge sharing like career goals, even commute problems, or sharing financial knowledge like pension funds etc. Even Office friendship can come under this type.
  4. Purely Contractual, Employer-Employee, Employer-Employer, Employee-Employee, Cultural Also, if you like collaboration, you will like Chapter 6, Organization, even more. I think it's perhaps the most original chapter in the book.
  5. Politics as per Objectivism is about protecting values. Business is about gaining values. There is very little element of physical force in office environment. Government actions by contrast are heavily forceful. Whats called "Office Politics" is actually different understanding of priorities in an Organization, and is therefore better classified under Organizational Ethics rather than Politics. On a related note, application of "Reason, Purpose, Self-Esteem" to workplace is covered in Chapter 7 "Organizational Goal".
  6. True, there are elements of politics in business. The Government-Business relationship does have few layers, and also businesses are impacted by Government policies. However, these aspects are not the essence of business. There is a clear line between the two. Politics is about protecting a rational man from irrational people like criminals, frauds, trespassers etc. Or it's about protecting a rational individual from the irrational actions of otherwise rational individuals, as in breach of contract. The business, Management or Organizational Ethics that is, its about studying how a rational person can collaborate with other rational people in society, or rational aspects of any person in society. Employer-Employee is one such relationship, which the book studies in detail. So essence of business, and essence of politics, are indeed converse of each other.
  7. Good to see so much interest in Burgess. He was the primary influence along with Ayn Rand for my just released book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MH79D18 Apart from books, I think his major intellectual activity is saved here - http://aristotleadventure.blogspot.com/ http://reasonversusmysticism.blogspot.com http://www.studygroupsforobjectivists.com/ going offline is a conern though. It had some major insights from Burgess.
  8. Original post was just the Statement of Purpose, written one year back. Though I disagree it is as bad as you convey. Since then this and remaining portion of the book has been refined and re-refined.
  9. Thanks for the query. Should have been part of main post
  10. Proud to announce that the book is now released - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MH79D18
  11. Hi All, I am happy and proud to have written the book, "RE-INVENTING MANAGEMENT: ORGANIZATIONAL ETHICS FROM OBJECTIVISM". In a sentence, the book is about applying Objectivist Ethics and Epistemology in a non-political social space. Specifically and primarily, within the business. You can get the book here - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MH79D18 The book also resolves the question I think is crucial not just for businesses, but every Objectivist. "Analyzing Maslow's model of motivation from Objectivist perspective"
  12. There are following connections the book makes. 1.) Organizational Ethics and Management. (Basically conveys that the two are same). 2.) Organizational Ethics and Ethics, Objectivist Ethics in particular. 3.) Organizational Ethics and Industrial Sociology 4.) Organizational Ethics and relevant facts. 5.) Objectivist Ethics and relevant facts. 6.) Industrial Sociology and relevant facts. So the reviewer needs to judge following two things a.) Are these connections actually made in the book, to sufficient degree. b.) Are these connections useful to the intended audience described in my previous comment.
  13. Here is the content from first chapter describing the intended audience. ------------------------------------ Specifically, regarding the kind of people who can benefit from this work. For people already applying Objectivism in their work and lives, I think this will deepen their understanding. Directing focus to more social aspects of their work lives also. Ayn Rand fans, who have read mostly her fiction, can get introduced to her ideas in a more structured form. Non-Objectivist intellectuals, even Politicians, Businessmen, and working people in general. Those who are not satisfied with status quo, but besides feeling and concrete instances, at a bigger picture level are unsure about what’s wrong in the work environments they operate in. These people can also benefit. In general, any adult willing to understand the culture he operates in should benefit. ------------------------------------ To summarize, Ayn Rand has rightly been identified as the philosopher of individual. The book shows her ideas can also be used for building collaborative institutions. Not very different from Rearden Steel or rational aspects of Taggart Transcontinental or Roark's office after he built Enright House.
  14. Here is cover for the book, designed by me.
  15. Also, here is cover for the book, designed by me.
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