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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Audiobook

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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My business was now continually augmenting, and my circumstances growing daily easier, my newspaper having become very profitable, as being for a time almost the only one in this and the neighbouring provinces. I experienced, too, the truth of the observation, "that after getting the first hundred pound, it is more easy to get the second", money itself being of a prolific nature.

The partnership at Carolina having succeeded, I was encourag'd to engage in others, and to promote several of my workmen, who had behaved well, by establishing them with printing-houses in different colonies, on the same terms with that in Carolina. Most of them did well, being enabled at the end of our term, six years, to purchase the types of me and go on working for themselves, by which means several families were raised. Partnerships often finish in quarrels; but I was happy in this, that mine were all carried on and ended amicably, owing, I think, a good deal to the precaution of having very explicitly settled, in our articles, every thing to be done by or expected from each partner, so that there was nothing to dispute.

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    Benjamin Franklin is my kind of guy, he is a renowned polymath. Not just a scientist, not just a politician, not just an entrepreneur, he is all of these things and more. Probably the best autobiography I've ever read. He is obviously extremely accomplished, but in many ways more importantly, he lived an interesting life and writes about it very well. His stories are not only super entertaining, but are filled with timeless wisdom. This version is excellent, I preferred this narrator to the others and he does an excellent job.

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