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Ben Franklin's 12 Rules of Management / Edition 1
     

Ben Franklin's 12 Rules of Management / Edition 1

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by Blaine McCormick, Neil Shigley
 

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ISBN-10: 1891984144

ISBN-13: 9781891984143

Pub. Date: 12/01/1999

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

Although Ben Franklin is best known for being a patriot, diplomat, and inventor, he first rose from obscurity to become one of the most influential and successful business owners in Colonial America. In fact, Franklin was so successful that he was able to retire at age 42 to pursue his other, more well-known interests.

Franklin chronicled his early life in The

Overview

Although Ben Franklin is best known for being a patriot, diplomat, and inventor, he first rose from obscurity to become one of the most influential and successful business owners in Colonial America. In fact, Franklin was so successful that he was able to retire at age 42 to pursue his other, more well-known interests.

Franklin chronicled his early life in The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. Drawing upon that book’s wealth of wisdom, Ben Franklin’s 12 Rules of Management explores the innovative management principles and philosophies this “Founding Father of American Business” pioneered.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a mid-level manager, or a Fortune 500 executive, Ben Franklin’s 12 Rules of Management will inspire you to integrate Franklin’s wisdom into your everyday life and show you how to use his revolutionary management philosophies to improve your performance and more effectively manage your business.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781891984143
Publisher:
Entrepreneur Press
Publication date:
12/01/1999
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
753,417
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Founding Father Of American Businesxv
Chapter 1Great Managers Rarely Have Great Beginnings1
Chapter 2A Simple Recipe For Lifelong Learning17
Chapter 3How To Manage Others Effectively33
Chapter 4Winning In The End47
Chapter 5Hard Work And Frugality: A Winning Combination67
Chapter 6Let Reason Work For You85
Chapter 7Becoming A Person Of Value99
Chapter 8Incentive Is Everything119
Chapter 9Doing The Impossible135
Chapter 10Experiment!147
Chapter 11The Importance Of 1,001 Small Details167
Chapter 12A Good Reputation Is Not An Accident181
Conclusion: Becoming A Franklin-Inspired Manager195
Index203

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Ben Franklin's 12 Rules of Management 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had the opportunity to read this book as a sideline to the Tulane Univesity A.B. Freeman Mastering Business Program. Needless to say, I read the book and shared it with everyone on every job that I had after I finished the program. I was truly intrigued by the life of Ben Franklin as a historical figure who met with the 13 colonies in Albany, New York in 1754. I am from New York State, after having read Professor McCormick's book, I was inspired to assign the book as reading material in an adjunct class that I am teaching. The book has timeless lessons for everyone and it is written in such a way as to make it very understandable. I am very excited to see how my students will write their papers and how they will apply the life lessons in the book. I plan to get it into the hands of as many young people as I can. Erica Mims State University of New York
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've recommended this book again and again to my friends and co-workers, and I believe they share the same viewpoint I have about this book. There are priceless insights that are still so fresh in my mind (even though I have finished reading it months ago) because they are simply intriguing and inspiring. *** Hard Work is not enough to create Wealth without Frugality *** Aim to do the Impossible as you will be able to achieve more than if you just aim to do the Possible Average *** The Philosophy of Trash, how you have a much better shot of improving something that everybody else thinks of as Trash *** How you can have an easier and more focused Journey to reach your Goals if you initially set your personal Values to guide you *** The Idea of Leaving a Legacy *** These are a few examples of fresh and fascinating ideas that I get from this book that have enriched my personal development in leadership and management. If one of your biggest objectives is Personal Growth, then this book is for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ben Franklin once said, 'God helps them that help themselves.' In keeping with Franklin's good advice, I want to take a few lines and introduce you to this book. A number of business books have been written in the past few years culling business advice from well-known historical figures ranging from Attila the Hun to, more recently, Machiavelli. To my knowledge, this is the first book to profile an actual businessperson. Before he became a patriot and Founding Father, Benjamin Franklin was a manager. This information comes as a surprise to many people but Franklin succeeded in the business arena long before he succeeded in the political or scientific arena. The American economy is the strongest on the planet and I believe that much of this success can be attributed to how Franklin shaped American business culture in its early years. Andrew Carnegie, Lee Iacocca, Stephen Covey, and Warren Buffet have all acknowledged a debt to Franklin. If you want to learn more about the initiative, self-management, and innovation that are at the core of the American management model, this book is for you. Franklin was the first great American business success story and he still offers a great deal of wisdom for modern businesspeople.