One of the most common questions I get is how I discovered Ayn Rand. Long story short: When I was fifteen, a friend handed me a book called Million Dollar Habits by an author I had never heard of, Robert Ringer. I was skeptical–at fifteen I had no particular interest in money–but my friend assured me that the point of the book was not how to make money but how to live a successful life.
By the next morning I had finished the book. It had completely changed the way I thought about life. Soon I devoured the rest of his books, and, hungry for more, I decided to check out the books of an author he regularly quoted: Ayn Rand. The rest, as they say, is history. (For the record, although Robert Ringer was clearly influenced by Rand, there are plenty of points of disagreement.)
I tell this story because yesterday Yaron and I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Robert for his Liberty Education Interview Series. You can listen to the interview here.