The Way to Wealth by Benjamin Franklin

General Description (from
Statesman, scientist, entrepreneur, inventor . . . Benjamin Franklin is synonymous with American ingenuity and achievement. It’s no coincidence that his face is on the hundred dollar bill. In “The Way to Wealth,” Franklin reveals–through his wise and witty sayings–the fundamental principles for a prosperous life. Originally published in the 1757 Poor Richard’s Almanac, this work was America’s first financial advice book. Widely read throughout the Colonies, Franklin’s wisdom guided our nation during the Founding era–and it is just as relevant today.

Why the President Should Read This Book
It was written by Benjamin Franklin, for heaven’s sake. But it also contains many gems of wisdom and insight into the ideas that led to the founding of the United States.