The Wealth of Nations: 5 Ahas from Adam Smith

This week’s five Ahas are from the AhaBook™, The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith. First published in 1776, The Wealth of Nations is considered the bible of economics. It influenced a number of authors and economists who used it as a starting point for their own work. This accompanying AhaBook offers 140 short, interesting AhaMessages from one of the world’s first collected descriptions of what builds nations’ wealth. Quick to read and easy to understand, this AhaBook holds number of key economic lessons from the pioneer Scottish economist that are still applicable, despite centuries since its publication.AAEAAQAAAAAAAAT8AAAAJGE5NzUwODgxLTgwNDktNDVmNS1iMTE5LTg5YmEzOTI0NGE3NwShare some of the AhaMessages below, and then read and share the entire book via the Aha Amplifier™:

  1. There are 3 ways to increase quantity of work: increase dexterity of workers, time savings & invention of machines. -Adam Smith #tll [click to tweet]
  2. The most decisive mark of the prosperity of any country is the increase of the number of its inhabitants. -Adam Smith #tll [click to tweet]
  3. Over-trading is the common cause of the scarcity of money. -Adam Smith #tll[click to tweet]
  4. Give me that which I want, and you shall have this which you want, is the meaning of every offer. -Adam Smith #tll [click to tweet]
  5. Nothing but the most exemplary morals can give dignity to a man of small fortune. -Adam Smith #tll [click to tweet]

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