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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...

This Day in Business History: Gillette razor blade patented

November 14, 1904:  King C Gillette patented the Gillette razor blade. This disposable razor was the first safe alternative to the straight razor, which usually required visiting a barber. By selling the replaceable razor blade along with the permanent handle,...

This Day in Business History: Happy Birthday, James Naismith

November 6, 1861:  James Naismith, credited with inventing the game of basketball, was born in Almonte, Ontario, Canada.  He created the game in 1891 at a YMCA, and later went on to found the University of Kansas basketball program.  Years...