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…

Extended Kindle Checkouts Begin TODAY!

Looking for a way to stay sharp over your Winter holiday? Starting November 28, you can check out a Kindle from the Goizueta Business Library and keep it until January 17. The Business Kindles are pre-loaded with over 150 business best-sellers, GBS faculty books, and career titles. Kindles will be available on a first come,…

HOLIDAY HOURS: Goizueta Business Library is CLOSED for Thanksgiving

The Goizueta Business Library will be closed on November 24th and 25th for the Thanksgiving holiday. You can still request consultations via GBS Ask a Librarian, and we will respond when we are back in the office on Monday, November 28th. The Woodruff Library Building will be open Saturday, November 26 from 11-6 and Sunday, November…

This Day in Business History: Happy Birthday, Mr. Goizueta!

November 18, 1931: Roberto C. Goizueta is born in Havana, Cuba. He studied chemical engineering at Yale University and after graduating in 1953, returned to Cuba where he started out in an entry-level chemist position at The Coca-Cola Company. He and his family left Cuba after Fidel Castro’s rise to power and relocated in Miami, where…

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…

Goizueta Faculty Interview: Melissa Williams on Power, Backlash, and the Current Presidential Election

Melissa Williams joined the Goizueta Business School faculty in 2011 and is Assistant Professor of Organization & Management. She earned her PhD in psychology from University of California Berkeley, after which she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Graduate School of Business at Standford. In this interview with business librarian Saira Raza, Professor William’s discusses…

Why is there only one Bloomberg terminal for the business students?

Good question, and one we get often.  The very short answer is the cost as Bloomberg now charges academic institutions the full commercial price for each terminal.  But there is a part two to that answer:  You also have access to two other very comparable Wall Street financial analysis tools – FactSet and Thomson ONE…