The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Life lessons from the greatest entrepreneur founding father

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Danielle Newnham
Danielle Newnham@daniellenewnham · Founder, Author.
Awesome hunt - The Junto Network is actually inspired by Franklin's Junto club - " a club for mutual improvement"
Alexander Deplov
Alexander Deplov@deepdeviant · Co-founder, Pleeq Software
I've read this book. Very interesting, because Ben Franklin was versatile personality and he invented many things that we using today. It's funny, but many people think he was a president, he wasn't, but according to the story of his life he made many decisions that had an impact on the lives of many people. This book is remembered for a long time, I can recommend it to person who addicted to history, productivity, invention and self improvements.
David D. LaCroix
David D. LaCroix@daviddlacroix
An amazing book, even though the narrative breaks off, uncompleted, decades before the Revolution. He has this wry humor about everything, including/especially himself. The 1784 section is one of my favorites, the 18th-century precursor to both life-hacking and send-ups of life-hacking: "It was about this time I conceiv’d the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection. I wish’d to live without committing any fault at any time; I would conquer all that either natural inclination, custom, or company might lead me into. As I knew, or thought I knew, what was right and wrong, I did not see why I might not always do the one and avoid the other. But I soon found I had undertaken a task of more difficulty than I had imagined. While my care was employ’d in guarding against one fault, I was often surprised by another; habit took the advantage of inattention; inclination was sometimes too strong for reason. I concluded, at length, that the mere speculative conviction that it was our interest to be completely virtuous, was not sufficient to prevent our slipping; and that the contrary habits must be broken, and good ones acquired and established, before we can have any dependence on a steady, uniform rectitude of conduct. For this purpose I therefore contrived the following method...."