This Day in Business History: America’s First Five and Dime Store Opens

February 22, 1878: The first F.W. Woolworth store was opened by Frank Winfield Woolworth on February 22, 1878 in Utica, NY. Marketed as “Woolworth’s Great Five Cent Store” it had a less than stellar beginning and the store soon closed. Frank brought his brother, Charles Sumner Woolworth, into the business and the next store, located…

7 Things to Do at the Library before You Graduate from the Bschool

So it’s finally safe to countdown the days to graduation. Congratulations! You’re almost to the finish line. But before you leave, here are some things you want to do at the library before you lose all your awesome student privileges! Check out a Business Kindle: There are over 150 business books, including bestsellers and career books….

Merriam-Webster Dictionary Business Words of the Year: 1929-1938

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Goizueta Business School, the business librarians thought it might be fun to explore the evolution of business terminology between 1919 and 2019. So each month we will post a blog identifying business words and concepts that were captured in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary for the decades that GBS…

Can I search Bloomberg Businessweek magazine using a GBL database?

Yes!  The full text is available in Business Source Complete.  Browse and search full text articles in PDF from 12/30/1996 to the present. Just follow these steps. To browse recent issues Run the following search; the most recent issue will display first. To search for articles Include your keywords; the most relevant articles will display…

This Day in Business History: St. Valentine’s Day Becomes Big Business

February 14, 1913: Hall Bros. of Kansas City, MO (later known as Hallmark) offers its first valentine postcards. Two years later, a fire would destroy all of their inventory, forcing them to buy printing equipment to start mass producing their own valentine cards in 1916. No one knows the exact origins of the holiday, but it’s predecessors…

Decoding Disruptive Innovation: An Interview with GlobalData’s Oliver Allen

Oliver Allen is a Senior Account Manager at GlobalData. Oliver started work at GlobalData two and a half years ago as an Account Manager before being promoted to his current position. When he’s not at work, Oliver spends his time playing guitar – he is self-taught player of five years and is currently learning Careless…

This Day in Business History: Facebook Is Founded

Feb 4, 2004: Facebook is founded by Mark Zuckerberg and co-founders Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Eduardo Saverin launch Facebook.  By December 2004, 1M people were using Facebook.  The social media network now has 1.49 billion daily active users on Facebook on average for September 2018.       Becoming Facebook : the 10 challenges that…

Goizueta Faculty Interview: Andrea Hershatter on The Speech School, Campus MovieFest, and the Business Research Certificate (Part 2)

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: Apple Macintosh Goes on Sale

Jan 24, 1984:  The Apple Macintosh computer first goes on sale, featuring a graphical user interface and a mouse.  Two days prior to the sale, Apple announced the new computer’s launch via a dramatic ad during Super Bowl XVIII.  In the first three months after the launch, Apple sold over 5,000 Macintosh computers. The One Device: The Secret…

Consumer Brand Data at your Fingertips

The Goizueta Business Library has just added Consumer Brand Analytics (CBA) to its marketing databases.  Drawn from a nationwide study of 5000 consumers ages 13 and over about their preferences and use of consumer brands, CBA provides analytics for the total market of 20+ different product categories and over 200 brands within these categories: Athletic…