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Preface Introduction: The Founding Father of American Business Part I: The Making of a Businessman Why Bother Writing Your Own Story? Franklin Means Freedom Credit to Whom Credit is Due The Enduring Legacy of Moral Instruction Early Employments and My Introduction to Various Trades First Attempts at Self-Improvement Experimenting with Vegetarianism Where We Learned to "Win Friends and Influence People" The Yearning for Independence Breaking Loose to Freedom Testing My Determination My Unlikely Beginning in Philadelphia My First Job Big Promises from a Fancy Politician Returning Home to Boston More Mistakes and Bigger Promises The Art of Upward Influence My Friends and Pastimes Departing for London Making the Best of It in London Another Friendship Ends Beer and Productivity More Tales of My Frugality The End of the London Adventure Part II: The Rise of a Businessman Setting a Course and Staying Flexible The Junto-A Club for Self-Improvement Breaking with Keimer and Making His Own Plans Reflecting on My Morals Getting Started A Strategic Response to a Competitive Betrayal Setting Up My Own Shop At Last The Power of a Good Reputation Getting Married Founding the First Library in Philadelphia Proverbs and Productivity Thoughts on Religion My Plan to Achieve Moral Perfection Additional Thoughts on Humility Some Counsel on Grand Undertakings Poor Richard's Almanac Introduced Franchising Across the Continent Learning Languages Fighting the Good Fight Family Matters Update on the Junto Advice on Changing Someone's Opinion of You How to Displease Your Superiors Building a Better Community Founding the First Fire Department The Reverend George Whitefield Franklin the Inventor On Partnerships Proposing a College, Establishing a Militia The Politics of Fortification On Managing Dilemmas Founding the University of Pennsylvania Retiring from My Business Part III: The Legacy of a Businessman The Power of Contingent Contracts Good Advice for Fundraising Negotiating Peace with the American Indians It's the Little Things The Reluctant Revolutionary How to Get Off to a Bad Start Guarding Against Overconfidence Sizing Up the British Calling in Debts, Old and New Negotiating with Coalitions Benjamin Franklin, Soldier Managing Morale Reward or Punish? A Hero's Return Enemies Accumulate My Life as a Scientist Holding Fast to Principle The Impact of Indecisive Leadership More on Poor Leadership The Slowest Ship No Substitute for Integrity Afterword: The Rest of the Story Acknowledgments
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography.
Scientists -- United States -- Biography.
Printers -- United States -- Biography.
Inventors -- United States -- Biography.
Entrepreneurship -- United States -- Case studies.