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What Makes Great Leaders Great: Management Lessons from Icons Who Changed the World by Frank Arnold

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CHAPTER 43

Perfect Your Own Working Methods

LEARNING FROM

Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790) is one of those rare people who can definitely be said to have achieved greatness in many, very different domains. He was a politician, a scientist, an author, a qualified printer of books, a newspaper publisher, and an inventor. In addition, he was a leading figure in the American independence movement. In 1729, he started championing his enlightened-puritanical ideals in his publications. He also started becoming more involved in politics, first as a minute-taker in 1736 and later, from 1751 to 1764, as a member of the Pennsylvania Assembly. ...

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