An American Life
by Walter Isaacson
In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein and Steve Jobs, shows how the most fascinating of America's founders helped define our national character.Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us, the one who seems made of flesh rather than marble. In a sweeping narrative tha...
Dec 04, 2011Am reading a great biography of Ben Franklin by Isaacson. Highly recommended. – source
The one book we encourage startup founders to read is Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People. It's critically important for anyone in business. Try to get a used copy printed before the 1960s; after Carnegie died, the book continued to be "updated" by a committee, and the changes were not for the better. I'd also recommend Franklin's Autobiography. – source
I read this book and "Einstein" and probed Walter Isaacson about them to try to glean what characteristics they had in common. – source