Who Is John Galt? Who Is Ron Abboud? Omaha History

John Galt Boulevard was named in the early 1970s by Real Estate Developer and Commercial Investment Real Estate Broker Ron Abboud. Ron Abboud was a 50% owner and developer of Empire Park. Empire park is located between L & Q Street, from 108th to Interstate I-80.

Among the first few buildings constructed, in the Empire Park Development was: The Honeywell Building (today it is called the Metropolitan Business Center-11128 John Galt Blvd).

Among some of the many great companies Ron Abboud Brought to the Empire Park Development where Ford Motor Company Headquarters, Allstate Insurance Main Office, The Omaha Inn, Omaha Steaks, Honeywell just to name a few.

The book Ron Abboud enjoyed the most was Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.

Who is John Galt?” is the opening line and Galt is the hero in the Rand classic, which extols economic individualism and motivates individuals to get ahead by creating new products and services that benefit society as a whole.

In the novel "Atlas Shrugged" foresees the decline of “men of the mind” and the decline of civilization as we know it. It sets the stage for the birth of a new hidden world run by men of the mind.

The hero John Galt invented the kinetic engine a motor that runs on electro-magnetism and it was suppressed…

The final movie of the three part saga will spell out the final ending of the book. I will not spoil it here, so you will need to buy the book or wait until the movie comes out.

Written By: Ron Abboud

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