Where: David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall, Fred W. Smith National Library
3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121
When: Thursday, February 25, 2016, 7:00 pm
Details: Mount Vernon welcomes author Edward G. Lengel to the David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall at The Fred W. Smith National Library to discuss his book First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His–and the Nation’s—Prosperity, on February 25, 2016.
The United States was conceived in business, founded on business, and operated as a business—all because of the entrepreneurial mind of the greatest American businessman of any generation: George Washington.
Using Washington’s extensive but often overlooked financial papers, Edward G. Lengel chronicles the fascinating and inspiring story of how this self-educated man built the Mount Vernon estate into a vast multi-layered enterprise, prudently managed meager resources to win the war of independence, and, as president, helped establish the national economy on a solid footing. Washington’s steadfast commitment to the core economic principles of probity, transparency, careful management, and calculated boldness are timeless lessons that should inspire and instruct investors even today.
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