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What kind of business are you planning to start?

When we get to him, make sure to pay special attention to Ben Franklin and his autobiography.  In it, he covers a lot of ground, but he talks a lot about starting up in business and learning the printing trade.  It's one of the first rags to riches stories.  In fact, I think Franklin is the prototype for the genre, knew it, and told his story as a kind of explanation of how one can find and grasp opportunity as an American. In short, he was explaining how working hard and building one's self and one's business can help others and create more wealth and opportunity for all.  You can do worse for a role model.

Cool stuff for a guy born in 1706. 


Stephen Brandon, PhD
Professor, Composition and Rhetoric
J. Sargent Reynolds Community College
Richmond, VA 23221
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On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 8:40 PM, devon calloway [via General Assembly Online Discussion Forum, ENG 241, Spring 2011] <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hello everyone my name is Devon Calloway i was born in tampa florida this is my second year at J.sarge. I am pursing a degree in business administration. I am the oldest boy in a house with three little sisters and my mom.That means i never win anything. I look forward to graduating because i plan to start my own business in a few years. So far school has been very exciting i enjoy learning and hope this class offers me an oppurtunity to expand my knowledge of literature.

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