Aren’t leaders evil?

I discuss the philosophy of Nazism – its roots – in detail in the book. National socialism was about being a part of the people sacrificing for the whole.

My philosophy – or the philosophy of one of my role models, Ayn Rand – is the opposite; it is against putting the values of others before your own. Other people can be your value (e.g., it is not a “self-sacrifice” to care for your child), but you shouldn’t just do what they want without any regard to yourself. Helping others is not about doing what they want, but figuring out how to actually help them. Giving an alcoholic a bottle of beer is not helpful, no matter how much the alcoholic wants it.

By Clemens Lode

Clemens Lode is a management consultant with focus on agile project management methods (check out He likes to summarize his insights into books, check out his philosophy series "Philosophy for Heroes" here: His core approach to philosophy and management is that people need to be more aware of their limits and ultimately their identity and their vulnerabilities.

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