Monday, 17 September 2007

Atlas Rocketed

After this article appeared in the New York Times citing numerous successful businessmen who are Ayn Rand fans and declaring Rand's Atlas Shrugged "one of the most influential business books ever written," the Amazon ranking of Atlas jumped from a healthy 388 to a positively euphoric 52.

Gus van Horn has the news, and plenty of links and commentary.

UPDATE: Stephen Hicks tells me the euphoria is even healthier. After the Times piece, the highest he saw for the paperback version was: Sales Rank: #29 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)

Also, the hardcover of Atlas moved up strongly: Sales Rank: #89 in Books

And here’s The Fountainhead: Sales Rank: #167 in Books

Even today the paperback of Atlas is doing well and is at: Sales Rank: #35 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)


  1. Well, its one of the books in my library (along with The Fountainhead)

    Who is John Galt BTW?

  2. Ah, that would be telling. ;^)

  3. I went to school with him. He's a good man.


  4. You went to school with John Galt?

  5. Oh yes. He was very popular. Many learned from his example.


    PS he was also popular with the young ladies


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