Benjamin Franklin Research Paper by hicaliber

Benjamin Franklin
This paper describes Benjamin Franklin's influence on today's self-help books.
# 93986 | 2,110 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper explores the ideas, principles and values embodied in Benjamin Franklin's life and works. Franklin's writings, such as
the "Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin" and "Poor Richard's Almanac" contain time-tested success formulas that helped Franklin shape his success and also inspired an entire genre of books. The author explores how many of the ideas presented in Franklin's writings influenced today's self-help books. The paper cites Steve Covey and Blaine McCormick as two self-help writers influenced by Franklin.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • McCormick Blaine. Speaking FRANKLIN - management theories of Benjamin Franklin- Entrepreneur May, 2000
  • Roy M. Anker. Self-Help and Popular Religion in Early American Culture: An Interpretive Guide. Greenwood Press. Westport, CT. 1999.
  • Steven Covey, Seven Habits of Highly effective people, New York: Fireside, 1989.
  • Franklin, Benjamin. Benjamin Franklin: Writings. New York: Library of America, 1987.

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