Kansas City, Mo. – November 6, 2012 Dr. Mark Skousen, Honorary Dean of Grantham University’s Mark Skousen School of Business, will present, “Benjamin: Franklin: Founding Father of American Entrepreneurship”, as the inaugural presentation of Kansas City’s celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week on Wednesday, November 7.

What: The presentation, “Benjamin Franklin: Founding Father of American Entrepreneurship,” examines the Founding Father’s business sense, summed up in Franklin’s perennial classic, The Way to Wealth, often considered America’s first “rags to riches” account.

Who: Dr. Mark Skousen, a former economist with the Central Intelligence Agency, former economics teacher at Columbia Business School, Barnard College, and Columbia University, and Honorary Dean of the Skousen School of Business at Grantham University.

Where: “Upstairs Room,” Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, Mo.

When: 6 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. program, Wednesday, November 7, 2012. RSVP requested. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407.

Additional information: The event is free to attend, and free parking can be found at the Library District parking garage located at 10th & Baltimore. The event is co-sponsored by Kansas City Public Libraries and the Kauffman Foundation.

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