"Teacher seeks pupil. Must have earnest desire to save the world. Apply in person."
If you haven't read Ishmael, go get the book. Do not Google it or you'll end up reading reviews about the book that will influence your own thoughts. The best way to enjoy the book is to get a copy and read it yourself. If you have read it, I'd recommend Daniel Quinn's other books as they provide further insights.
I consider Quinn to be one of the 20th century's great thinkers.
Here's a short film about the kind of impact "Ishmael" has on some readers. I hope you enjoy.