Navigating the Goizueta Business Library, Summer 2021

Update: Summer Changes in Woodruff Library Building Access While the summer may look a little different than in past years, one thing that hasn’t changed is that the Goizueta Business Librarians are available and excited to support all new and returning students in the Goizueta Business School community.  Our services have evolved and adapted to…

This Day in Business History: Happy Birthday, Milton Friedman!

July 31, 1912: Milton Friedman is born in Brooklyn, NY. Friedman, winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize for Economics, is best known for his scholarship on the free market economy and monetary policy, namely the quantity theory of money which states that the amount of money in circulation has a direct and proportional relationship to prices. Sources: Milton Friedman: A…

This Day in Business History: Ford’s Model A Goes to Market

July 23, 1903: The freshly incorporated Ford Motor Company sells its very first Model A, ushering in a new era of transportation for Americans. Having spent nearly all of its initial cash investment of $28,000 prior to its first sale, in less than two months, the company profited $37,000. Source: Ford Motor Company Website Read…

This Day in Business History: The Mercantile Agency (later D&B) is Founded

July 20, 1841: On this date, Lewis Tappan founded The Mercantile Agency to collect business information such as sales estimates and bill paying ability. In 1859, the company was sold to Robert Graham Dun and incorporated under a new name, R. G. Dun & Company. And in 1933, Dun & Co. merged with Bradstreet Company, a…

This Day in Business History: Opening Day at Disneyland

July 17, 1955: On a sunny Anaheim, California Sunday afternoon, Walt Disney opens his first theme park, Disneyland. Offering 5 theme lands with 18 attractions, the park took more than twenty years to plan and cost $17 million to build. Disney’s financial advisers were skeptical of his plan, suggesting that it would be a disaster, but…

This Day in Business History: The First Walmart Opens

July 2, 1962: Sam Walton opens his first Walmart store in Rogers, Arkansas at the age of 44. Sam Walton was no stranger to retail by this time. He worked for the J.C. Penney Company after college, which at that time was a relatively small retailer. After serving in World War II, where he was captain of…

Earn Your Bloomberg BMC Certification Remotely | Registration Required by December 31

Register by December 31, 2021 to complete BMC remotely, for free! Once you register, you can complete the certification at any time. Bloomberg BMC is a 10-hour, self-paced course that provides an interactive introduction to financial markets. Upon successful completion of all the modules, you will receive a Certificate of Completion, which you can add to your…

This Day in Business History: Lisa D. Cook Publishes Her Paper on Violence and Economic Activity

On June 14, 2014, Lisa D. Cook, Professor of Economics and International Relations at Michigan State University, published her paper on the Violence and Economic Activity: Evidence from African American Patents, 1870 to 1940. Through her research she finds that acts of violence caused by political conflict and domestic terrorism negatively affected African American inventor’s…

Refinitiv’s Deal Maker Sentiment Survey 2021: Expecting another bumper year

Refinitiv recently launched the annual Deal Markers Sentiment Survey – a thorough study amongst 460+ global M&A and capital markets professionals. According to our survey results, deal makers expect further growth in capital market activity in 2021, despite the unprecedented high levels from last year. Read more from Cornelia Andersson, Head of M&A and Capital Raising…