The Epitaph Question

  • Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries


Benjamin Franklin allegedly said, “I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.” What are we to make of this humorous, yet dark comment? At a deeper level it may indicate the way Franklin would like to be remembered. He may have been asking himself what his obituary would look like. Would people remember him positively or negatively?

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  • Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
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  1. 1.INSEADFontainebleauFrance

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