This Day in Business History: Happy Birthday, Henry Varnum Poor!

December 8, 1812: Henry Varnum Poor was born on this day and would lay the groundwork for the business information industry. As the editor of the American Railroad Journal, he became aware of the ways that businesses across states were becoming increasingly interconnected. Managers found a lot of value in information about companies and economics in partnering…

This Day in Business History: Happy Birthday, Peter Drucker!

November 19, 1909: Peter Drucker, widely considered the inventor of of management, was born on this day in 1909. He described himself as a “social ecologist,” and wrote 39 books and numerous articles on how humans interact and communicate with each other. In 2002, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Source: The Drucker Institute…

Goizueta Faculty Interview: Andrea Hershatter and the Evolution of the BBA Program (Part 1)

Andrea Hershatter is Senior Associate Dean and Director of the BBA Program in Emory’s Goizueta Business School. She has led this program for approximately two decades and has helped to achieve nine consecutive Businessweek ranking in the Top 10, a distinction held by only four undergraduate business programs in the world. Speaking with business librarian Nora Wood,…

This Day in Business History: Happy Birthday, Procter & Gamble!

October 31, 1837: Two European immigrants, William Procter and James Gamble, happened to marry sisters Olivia and Elizabeth Norris in Cincinnati in the early 19th century. Their father-in-law Alexander Norris convinced Procter, a candle maker, and Gamble, a soap maker, to join their businesses since they used common raw ingredients. Starting with total assets of just…

GBL Fall Break Hours

Don’t forget that the library will be operating on a special schedule for Fall Break! – the same as the rest of the Woodruff Library Building. For a list of complete hours during Fall Break, please see below:  

This Day in Business History: Henry Ford’s Model-T hits the market

October 1, 1908: Also known as the Tin Lizzie, the Leaping Lena, and the “flivver,” the Model T was designed to be an accessible automobile for the masses. Inventor Henry Ford innovated the car making process by implementing assembly line production (as opposed to handcrafting), making the cars more affordable for the middle class and…

This Day in Business History: Happy Birthday, Jim Henson!

September 24, 1936: Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, was born in Greenville, Mississippi. His passion for puppets started in high school, and he would go on to create lovable characters such as Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Bert & Ernie, and Oscar the Grouch. His organizations The Jim Henson Company and the Jim Henson…

More Group Study Spaces in the Goizueta Business Library

This summer we add an additional group study area in the business library. Located at the back, right corner of the library, next to Bloomberg Terminal 1, there is comfortable seating for up to 8 students, and a 65” digital monitor using Solstice technology. Using WiFi, Solstice allows an unlimited number of students to project images on…