GBL Farewell Interview with Dean Erika H. James

Since 2014, Erika H. James has served as the John H. Harland Dean of the Goizueta Business School; effective July 1, 2020, Dean James will become the Dean of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Before her departure, Dean James graciously answered some of the business librarians’ questions about her time and legacy…

This Day in Business History: Napster Initiates Ripple of Disruption in the Music Industry

June 1, 1999: The world’s first peer-to-peer music sharing site, Napster, launched on this date. Before Napster, music lovers were limited to purchasing music as hard copies on CDs, vinyl, or cassettes. Napster enabled users to share music files in MP3 format, initiating a massive disruption in the music industry. Within just a year of…

Studying for the GRE or GMAT?

Considering a graduate admissions test?  If you’re deciding between the GMAT and the GRE,  LinkedIn Learning has a course  focused on that  exact question:  Deciding Between the GMAT and the GRE.   This 6 hour course also includes key concepts to study for both exams.    LinkedIn Learning includes a variety of other courses focused…

This Day in Business History: Facebook IPOs

May 18 2012: Facebook started trading on NASDAQ as FB, with common stock priced at $38 per share. This gave Facebook a $104B valuation, nearly four times Google’s $23B valuation at it’s 2004 IPO. The IPO was notable for more than its size; as technical glitches at NASDAQ later led to lawsuits from shareholders. Sources: …

This Day in Business History: Happy Birthday NYSE!

May 17, 1792: Outside of 66 Wall Street, under a buttonwood tree, 24 stockbrokers and merchants signed what became known as the Buttonwood Agreement, which established The New York Stock Exchange. The very first listed company on the exchange was Bank of New York. Source: History of the New York Stock Exchange via Library of Congress Read more…

Books@Baker: Live Zoom Event with Harvard Professors John Macomber and Joseph Allen

Interested in learning more about the impact of COVID-19 on indoor work spaces? Tune in on June 16 to hear two Harvard professors discuss their recent book on healthy buildings and how life at work will need to change dramatically in the post-COVID-19 era. See full details below. The online version of their book, Healthy…

COVID-19 Quick Maps: New from PolicyMap

Are you interested in learning more about COVID-19 and how it has impacted certain geographic areas? Check out PolicyMap’s COVID-19 Quick Maps to find out all about risks and spread within various communities, including where vulnerable populations might live. This new public edition (BETA) COVID-19 Quick Maps contains data that addresses underlying health conditions on…

This Day in Business History: The Chunnel Opens

May 6, 1994: The “Chunnel,” a rail tunnel under the English Channel, officially opened. This 31 mile tunnel connects Folkstone, England with Sangatte, France.  Construction began in 1988, with drilling commencing from both countries.  The tunnel goes down as far as 50 feet deep, and the underwater section is 23.5 miles, the longest undersea tunnel in…