Objectivist Summer Conference 2018 has come and gone, but not without making its mark on the 600-plus people in attendance, including Tal Tsfany, ARI’s new President and CEO. In this interview, Tsfany relates highlights from the biggest OCON to date and describes some exciting details about his plans for ARI’s future.
At ARI, we work daily to spread Ayn Rand’s ideas and improve the state of the world one mind at a time. Recently, we received an email from an entrepreneur who watched Yaron Brook’s interview with Patrick Bet-David at OCON 2018—and became intrigued with the ideas discussed in the interview.
In this short video, John Allison highlights the key role Objectivism has played in his success. Allison, the former Chairman and CEO of BB&T, was selected by the Harvard Business Review as one of the one hundred most successful CEOs in the world. He is currently a member of ARI’s board of directors.
In his lecture, Tore Boeckmann explores some of Ayn Rand’s values, chosen in childhood, and gives special attention to the abstractions which unify Rand’s personal values into a single theme (as opposed to her moral principles, which hold for everyone).
We are excited to announce New Ideal, ARI’s new online publication. The launch of New Ideal is a significant step in our mission to demonstrate the power of Ayn Rand’s ideas and their necessity in today’s world.
The National Film Registry maintains a list of films that are “deemed ‘culturally, historically or aesthetically significant’ and are earmarked for preservation by the Library of Congress. These films are not selected as the ‘best’ American films of all time, but rather as works of enduring importance to American Culture. They reflect who we are as a people and as a nation.”
We are just 10 weeks away from what is shaping up to be our largest Objectivist summer conference ever. With your help we could have over 500 attendees in Newport Beach, California, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead — including students who are able to attend because of our OCON scholarship program.
Despite all the graduation speeches enjoining us to “be passionate” about something, the experience of deep, passionate emotion is not an easy one to achieve, much less sustain. This talk offers guidance for achieving that rarified quality which Ayn Rand ascribed to one of Atlas Shrugged’s heroes — a “disciplined capacity to feel too deeply.” The talk by Gena Gorlin, a postdoctoral fellow at Boston University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, integrates tools from cognitive-behavioral therapy with insights from Rand’s theory of values, without assuming prior knowledge of either.