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This Day in Business History: Happy Birthday, Robert Woodruff!

  December 6, 1889: Robert Winship Woodruff was the president of The Coca-Cola Company from 1923 until his death in 1985. Under his leadership, he transformed the struggling company into a world renowned brand. Through his many philanthropic contributions in...

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: 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...