Friday 29 January 2016

The No. 2 retweeted tweet came from entrepreneur and Ayn Rand enthusiast Mark Cuban, who seemed to think some alcohol was in order.

I propose we do a debate where every candidate has to do a shot of liquor before every question. That’s the only way to get real answers

— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) January 29, 2016

Posted almost 3 years ago Publication date: 29 Jan 2016
Thursday 21 January 2016
Jenna Goudreau, Business Insider

The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand

Self-made billionaire Mark Cuban tells Business Insider that this book is required reading for every entrepreneur.

It’s also a favorite of Charlie O’Donnell, a partner at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures. He says, “I don’t know any book that sums up the entrepreneurial passion and spirit better than ‘The Fountainhead‘ by Ayn Rand: ‘The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.’”

Posted almost 3 years ago Publication date: 21 Jan 2016
Sunday 27 September 2015
Gestión (Lima)

The Fountainhead (El manantial) de Ayn Rand.

De acuerdo con el inversor multimillonario Mark Cuban, esta novela un tanto controversial de Rand es de lectura obligatoria para todos los empresarios.

Uno de sus temas principales es la tensión entre el individualismo y el colectivismo: un joven arquitecto se niega a someterse a la tradición, a pesar de que significa que va a sacrificar la fama y la riqueza.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 04 Aug 2015
Monday 14 September 2015
Stephen Young, Dallas Observer

Cuban’s still on the list though, because of his recently highlighted fascinations with libertarian frat-boy favorite Ayn Rand and the logical consequence of a society in which she is revered: Donald Trump.

In November, Cuban went on a multi-tweet rant comparing the push for net-neutrality — a policy that requires Internet service providers to treat all traffic equally — to something out of a Rand novel. Wanting net neutrality, Cuban argued, wasn’t about securing equal access to a public utility, it was about ceding greater control to the government. Just like in Atlas Shrugged.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Sep 2015
Friday 07 August 2015
Eric Goldschein, SportsGrid

While we’re not exactly sure of Cuban’s political leanings — he voted for Barack Obama in 2008, but admires Ayn Rand; he’s donated to politicians in both parties; he claims to be a libertarian but also likes paying taxes — he’s a smart dude and had some smart things to say.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 07 Aug 2015
Monday 27 July 2015
Earl Brechlin, Mount Desert Islander (Bar Harbor, ME)

One of the world’s most opulent yachts, Fountainhead, owned by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who is also a star of the television reality series “Shark Tank,” has been anchored off Bar Harbor for the last week.

Cuban, a billionaire several times over, is reportedly a fan of author and philosopher Ayn Rand. It is believed the ship is named after her novel “The Fountainhead.”

Fountainhead is a sister ship to the Oracle founder Larry Ellison’s super yacht Mushashi.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 27 Jul 2015
Tuesday 21 July 2015
Marissa Payne, Washington Post

Cuban, who fancies himself a devotee of libertarian icon Ayn Rand, has long been critical of Trump and vice versa. In 2012, the two got into a heated Twitter argument about money.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 21 Jul 2015
Monday 01 June 2015
Post and Courier (Charleston, SC)

Motorists on the James Island Expressway — or diners at California Dreaming (this view) — may have seen a bigger-than-usual yacht docked at Charleston City Marina on Monday night. It is the ‘Fountainhead,’ a 288-foot yacht owned by entrepreneur Mark Cuban, who owns the Dallas Mavericks.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 01 Jun 2015
Wednesday 18 March 2015
Sarah Lee, United Liberty

…while Rand’s popularity ebbs and flows, largely due (I think) to the fact that brilliance is generally very easy to misinterpret and misconstrue (something Rand explores in her novels), her relevance does not.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Mar 2015
Robert Tracinski, The Federalist

Billionaire investor Mark Cuban recently commented, about a push for new regulations on the Internet, that “In my adult life I have never seen a situation that paralleled what I read in Ayn Rand’s books until now with Net Neutrality.” He continued, “If Ayn Rand were an up-and-coming author today, she wouldn’t write about steel or railroads, it would be Net Neutrality.”

She certainly would, but if he thinks this is the first time real life has imitated Ayn Rand’s fiction, he needs to be paying a little more attention.

Atlas has been shrugging for a long, long time.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Mar 2015
Wednesday 30 July 2014
S.E. Cupp, CNN

He’s said that he considers himself an “independent, leaning to libertarian,” who’s read Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead” three times.

But one can hardly imagine Rand extolling the patriotic virtues of paying taxes – which she likened to government theft – as Cuban has. Or urging Michael Bloomberg, the world’s most invasive manny, to run for president, which Cuban also did.

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 30 Jul 2014
Saturday 19 July 2014
GrecoRomanGuy, SB Nation - Cageside Seats

I love Mark Cuban. If I were somehow to become a billionaire, I think that he is pretty much who I’d be (minus the whole Ayn Rand fan hood…though interestingly enough if he really is such a fan of The Fountainhead he certainly doesn’t act like one. What with his “helping out people below him” and his “public interactions” deal.)

Posted over 4 years ago Publication date: 19 Jul 2014