Ben Franklin: America's Original Entrepreneur

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Inventor, Writer, Statesman, Military Leader...Businessman

You are holding the only modern adaptation of Benjamin Franklin's 18th century autobiography. It is at its heart one of the greatest business stories ever told.

“Franklin's autobiography is America's first great self-help book. It teaches in a delightful way how to win friends, influence people and succeed in business. Professor McCormick makes this great work more accessible and adds his own insights.”

-Walter Isaacson, author, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

“Anyone who's got the bug and drive to become a great leader and innovator can only be inspired by the life of Benjamin Franklin, who quite literally wrote the book for getting the most out of himself and brining out the best in others. His genius - scientific, entrepreneurial, diplomatic, and literary - was sui generis. His Autobiography is a classic of Americn letters, and he emerges from the pages of Professor McCormick's version not only as our contemporary, but also as a 21st century visionary, not to mention a wise companion.”

-Dr. Judith Rodin, President Emerita, The University of Pennsylvania, President, The Rockefeller Foundation

“Statesman and inventor are the first images that come to mind when we think of Benjamin Franklin, but as his autobiography will remind us, he was also a very successful entrepreneur and a most fascinating individual. Dr. McCormick brings the story of Franklin's entrepreneurial spirit alive for today's audience in his adaptation of Franklin's autobiography.”

-United States Congressman Michael N. Castle (Delaware) Fifth Generation Franklin Descendant

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You are holding the only modern adaptation of Benjamin Franklin’s 18th century autobiography. It is at its heart one of the greatest business stories ever told.

"Franklin’s autobiography is America’s first great self-help book. It teaches in a delightful way how to win friends, influence people and succeed in business. Professor McCormick makes this great work more accessible and adds his own insights." --Walter Isaacson, author, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

"Anyone who’s got the bug and drive to become a great leader and innovator can only be inspired by the life of Benjamin Franklin, who quite literally wrote the book for getting the most out of himself and bringing out the best in others. His genius – scientific, entrepreneurial, diplomatic, and literary – was sui generis. His Autobiography is a classic of American letters, and he emerges from the pages of Professor McCormick’s version not only as our contemporary, but also as a 21st century visionary, not to mention a wise companion. --Judith Rodin, Ph.D., President Emerita, The University of Pennsylvania, President, The Rockefeller Foundation

"Statesman and inventor are the first images that come to mind when we think of Benjamin Franklin, but as his autobiography will remind us, he was also a very successful entrepreneur and a most fascinating individual. Dr. McCormick brings the story of Franklin’s entrepreneurial spirit alive for today’s audience in his adaptation of Franklin’s autobiography. --United States Congressman Michael N. Castle (Delaware), Fifth Generation Franklin Descendant

This special commemorate edition was published to mark the 300th anniversary of Franklin’s birth.

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The most versatile Founding Father was a husband, a father, a writer, an inventor, a statesman, a fundraiser and a military leader. But in his mind, he was first and foremost a businessman. Franklin’s captivating adventures include his almost single-handed responsibility for establishing the first media empire, the first public library, the first fire brigade, the University of Pennsylvania, the first book club and the first franchise – all of which are detailed within these pages with Franklin’s characteristic mix of humility and pride.

Franklin chronicles his own story, from his early days growing up in colonial Boston to his retirement from printing and growing involvement in national politics. It was during these years that he honed his management and leadership skills, acquired a fervent distaste for tyranny of all types, embraced a strong set of morals, and developed an uncompromising work ethic. From the moment he fled his tyrannical master and set himself up as a printer in Philadelphia, all who came into contact with Franklin recognized his destiny.

His wisdom transcends the ages – and his life lessons are insights are as compelling today as ever.

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