Revolutionary Lecture Series: George Washington: First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His – and the Nation’s – Prosperity

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Located at the General Warren Inne, this event is part of A Revolutionary Lecture Series presented by the Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund.


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 multilayered enterprise and prudently managed meager resources to win the war of independence. Later, as president, he helped establish the national economy on a solid footing and favorably positioned the nation for the Industrial Revolution. 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.


Join the Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund on Monday, February 11th as they welcome Edward G Lengel as he talks about his book First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His – and the Nation’s – Prosperity.