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Way to Wealth and Other Writings on Finance, The [Hardcover]

Benjamin Franklin , Walter Isaacson
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1 Oct 2007 1402737890 978-1402737893
Presenting pearls of wisdom on wealth from Benjamin Franklin. Franklin compiled and self-published his own venerated advice and proverbs on personal finance from Poor Richards Almanack. Since its appearance as a pamphlet in 1758, it has been reprinted and translated countless times. This new edition includes not only his counsel on financial planning, investment, prudence, and retirement strategies, but also essays and annotations about the legendary American entrepreneur himself. Additionally, it features facsimile pages of the original typed text, with adjacent pages providing modern translations for a 21st century audience. With an insightful foreword by renowned Franklin biographer Walter Isaacson and luxurious packaging, The Way to Wealth serves as both an inspirational keepsake and a clever guide to economic success.

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (1 Oct 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402737890
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402737893
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 13.4 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,373,758 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Steve Shipside has made his living as a writer for magazines and newspapers since 1990. Steve's areas of expertise include business, computing and keeping fit. He is the author of Get fit! (9781905940196), Get rid of your gut (9781905940226), The Manly Man Manual (9781905940325) and Podcasting (9781904902737) all available from Infinite Ideas. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Makes for a sobering and funny read 11 Sep 2009
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Although the author wrote this book almost exactly 250 years ago the advice is still just as true and relevant today as it was back then. This book is full of sound advice about attitudes to life, work and money management. Many of the sayings that Franklin included are still in use today such as "no pain, no gain" As we all reflect on the folly of recent times with excessive consumer borrowing and our obsession with accruing stuff be it cars, the latest fashion, expensive meals and generally over spending then this little book makes for a sobering read. It's just full of little life tips and fables and is not dull or depressing. I liked it so much I am buying copies for my kids. We tend to think we are so much wiser and more enlightened than our ancestors and in some respects of course we are but I urge people to read this book and I am confident you will learn some life lessons from it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Succinct but full of wisdom 14 July 2000
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Format:Hardcover
A great little book, that teaches a lot in a few pages. Keep it in your Jacket's pocket and read it whenever you have a minute to spare.
A very practical read for especially busy executives; it should take maybe less than a hour.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! 21 Feb 1999
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Ben says it all with lots of "catchy" sayings! It is a must read for anyone -- including children/young adults.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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No Harvard MBA would be complete without the wisdom contained within this little book. A captivating story line with principles and nuggets of truth just leaping off of the page. Will it take a week to progress start to finish? No , hardly an hour!
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5.0 out of 5 stars timeless 23 Aug 2014
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In America there is a tremendous affection for Benjamin Franklin, he even popped up in the tv series Bewitched as a kindly old man. Despite not being a dead president his face is on the hundred dollar bill.

Here he is less well known. He came from a poor background and started out as a printer. Through hard work and application he became one of the founding fathers of America. He was a genuine polymath, experimenting with electricity, and inventing the lightning rod and bifocals. He was the author of Poor Richard’s Almanack, which in addition to the usual dates and facts, was peppered with homely saying. Franklin was also devoted to relentless self improvement. This short book captures some Franklin’s sayings and observations. Generally these are around the theme of hard work and thrift.

Despite his achievements, Franklin wrote in a very down to earth and homely style. His focus is very much on leading a virtuous life first, with good things flowing from that, rather than clever tricks to get ahead.

This is an inexpensive and quick read, and if you have not read it, you really should, and if you already have it is well worth having and reading again.
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