The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand

Every man creates his meaning and form and goal. Why is it so important what others have done? Why does it become sacred by the mere fact of not having been your own? Why is anyone and everyone right - so long as it’s not yourself?
— Howard Roark
The Fountainhead
By Ayn Rand

In Tribe of Mentors, of the 'mentors' that were interviewed about entrepreneurship, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand stood out as the most recommended book. Some went so far to say that it should be compulsory for any aspiring entrepreneur to read. Having finished reading it, I wholeheartedly agree. The essence of The Fountainhead is that the prime movers of the world are those individuals who create something of their own out of love for their job or passion first and foremost. 

To try to explain the book cannot do it justice. You will become deeply immersed in the characters in the story and it is well worth the journey to get to Howard Roark's testimony, which is the talk to end all talks on why the struggle to follow your dreams is worth it if you never give up on what you love.