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Benjamin Franklin's The way to wealth

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Since the first publication of "The Way to Wealth" in the 1750s millions of aspiring entrepreneurs have used Benjamin Franklin's advice to create and maintain profitable businesses. Many of its maxims and proverbs have become part of the fabric of western society: "Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise...Nothing but money is sweeter than honey...If you would have your business done, go; if not, send...Creditors have better memories than debtors." Franklin died a hugely wealthy man and he is still listed in the Wealthy 100: The 100 Wealthiest Americans in History.Here Steve Shipside interprets Franklin's text for the modern day. Steve Shipside's interpretation is not a substitute for the original; its purpose is simply to illustrate the timeless nature of Franklin's insights by bringing them to life through modern personal finance case studies. This brilliant interpretation of "The Way to Wealth" is an entertaining accompaniment to one of the most famous books ever written.

Table of Contents

  1. COVER PAGE
  2. TITLE PAGE
  3. COPYRIGHT PAGE
  4. TABLE OF CONTENTS
  5. INTRODUCTION
  6. 1. USE IT OR LOSE IT
  7. 2. BE THE DRIVER, NOT THE DRONE
  8. 3. PLAY THE TIME ZONE GAME
  9. 4. NO PAIN, NO GAIN
  10. 5. SO ARE YOU FEELING LUCKY?
  11. 6. SLUGS, SPEEDSTERS AND DEAD SHARKS
  12. 7. DEBT AND DESPAIR
  13. 8. TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE
  14. 9. CONDUCT YOUR OWN ANNUAL REVIEW
  15. 10. DON’T MICROMANAGE
  16. 11. THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAIL
  17. 12. KEEPING RETAIL REAL
  18. 13. IF YOU HAVE TO SHOP, SHOP SMART
  19. 14. DEATH AND TAXES?
  20. 15. MANY A MICKLE
  21. 16. DOWN, BUT NOT OUT
  22. 17. WORLD WIDE TIMEWASTER
  23. 18. INVEST IN YOUR NUMBER ONE ASSET: YOU
  24. 19. EATING THE ELEPHANT
  25. 20. DO BE DO BE DO…
  26. 21. BE PHYSICALLY FIT ENOUGH TO EARNA FORTUNE
  27. 22. QUALITY TIME
  28. 23. TACKLE THOSE TIME THIEVES
  29. 24. MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR WORKING WEEK
  30. 25. IT’S NOT A GOOD TIME
  31. 26. YOU SNOOZE…YOU WIN!
  32. 27. THE ART OF THE TART; RATE TART QUICK START
  33. 28. D-DAY
  34. 29. KNOW THE SCORE
  35. 30. SAVING THE DAY
  36. 31. NOT SAVING BUT DROWNING
  37. 32. DON’T GET BOGGED DOWN IN THE BAD TIMES
  38. 33. GET HELP
  39. 34. DIY
  40. 35. BUILDING YOUR OWN BRAND
  41. 36. THE KIND OF CREDIT THAT DOESN’T COME WITH APRS
  42. 37. DON’T SELL YOURSELF SHORT—GET THAT RISE
  43. 38. WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER
  44. 39. BEWARE OF BARGAINS
  45. 40. LOOK BEYOND THE PURCHASE PRICE
  46. 41. CUSTOMER RETENTION
  47. 42. DON’T GET TOO COCKY
  48. 43. PREPARE FOR THE WORST
  49. 44. MAKE FRIENDS WITH A MENTOR
  50. 45. GO FOR IT
  51. 46. MANAGING OTHERS
  52. 47. THINK AHEAD
  53. 48. DON’T FALL BEHIND YOUR BUSINESS
  54. 49. BE READY TO LISTEN
  55. 50. BE CAREFUL OUT THERE
  56. 51. DON’T STOP BECAUSE YOU MAKE IT
  57. 52. BE REALISTIC
  58. INDEX