Books that influenced me

Kitty Lun, chairman and chief executive of Lowe China, presents the six books she finds the most influential, including 'Atlas Shrugged' by Ayn Rand, 'Last Night in Twisted River' by John Irving and 'The Hidden Messages in Water' by Masaru Emoto.

Books that influenced me

Kitty Lun

Lowe China

1. Atlas Shrugged

By Ayn Rand Published by Penguin Modern Classics, 2007. First published 1957

My induction to Ayn Rand was a life-changing experience. In college, I was mesmerised by Atlas Shrugged. As a woman in early 20th-century America, struggling with imperfect English, and through her perseverance and belief in her philosophy, Rand transformed the modern attitude towards achievement and success. A mystery story about the rebirth of a man's spirit, and a manifestation of Rand's Objectivism, Atlas Shruggedhas been the guiding light in my career....

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