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Photographer Daniella Zalcman spends a day with the street musicians and vendors of New York City. They might not be wearing suits or working at a computer, but they are taking an entrepreneurial approach to their life: being proactive, trading value for value, and persevering past obstacles in order to get one step closer to happiness.
August 27, 2012—As the Apollo 11 lunar module “Eagle” approached the surface of the Moon on July 20, 1969, the millions of people following the mission on TV and radio could hear the voice of a NASA controller calling out “sixty seconds … thirty seconds.” This was the time before the fuel would run out and the mission would have to be aborted.
July 12, 2012 -- In the middle of the last decade, two business professors and a handful of Wall Street Journal reporters called attention to widespread backdating of employee stock options, launching a rich-hunt that cost numerous executives their jobs and five of them, at least for some time, their freedom.
On June 26, 2012 Edward Hudgins, The Atlas Society's director of advocacy, conducted a video interview with Rep. Allen West (R-FL) on his thought's on Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged and the influence the book had on him in his
struggle for liberty. The interview was filmed for the Atlas Summit, held recently in Washington, D.C.
The following are articles and blog posts about or mentioning the case of Greg Reyes, former CEO of Brocade Communications, Inc. Reyes took Brocade, once a small start-up company, and turned it into a Silicon Valley leader, increasing the workforce by 600 percent and raising revenue from $24 million to $596 million.
March 7, 2012 -- Forget the gleaming stainless steel skyscrapers. Forget the latest recording equipment, overpaid executives, and auto-tuning. Walk by the ramshackle red-brick building on 115 Troutman Street in Brooklyn, and hear those riveting R&B vocals pouring from the other side of the door. The window might be cracked, dirt-smeared and stained, the awning hanging at an awkward angle. But those voices, they’re coming from a deep place, and they have an uncanny power to move, captivate, and transform.
March 2003 -- What marks a genius? If it is misanthropy, then Johann Sebastian Bach (born March 21, 1685) was not a genius. He did his greatest work in the hubbub of a full and loving home life and a busy and demanding round of arranging, performing, and teaching. He not only produced great compositions, he produced fine composers as well, in his sons. If a genius must suffer, then Bach was not one. By all accounts he was a jolly, active person who held down steady, paying work throughout his career.
We at the Atlas Society and its Business Rights Center mourn the passing of Professor Larry Ribstein, who died of a stroke on December 24, at the age of 65. A pro-business blogger without peer, he stood out as a rare champion of justice amid the Great American Rich Hunt that has taken place in the ten years following the collapse of Enron
Fall 2011 issue -- When he graduated from college, Dennis Byrd did the unexpected: he negotiated a deal to take over a failing beachfront restaurant. Byrd was familiar with The Spot: four years prior he had worked various jobs there, including busboy, cook, dishwasher, delivery man, and cashier. “I knew immediately, [the restaurant business] is what I wanted to do,” he recalls. Since then the restaurant had fallen into disrepair. The kitchen was a cluttered mess of malfunctioning equipment, and even the menu board was in disarray, with paper taped over every other item listed.