Table of contents for Ben Franklin : America's original entrepreneur : Franklin's autobiography adapted for modern business / by Blaine McCormick.

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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.