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…

BBAs: Improve Your Research Skills and Earn Junior Seminar Credit with Business Essentials

Business Essentials, an exclusive program for BBAs kicks off the Fall 2016 season with FactSet on September 27. The Business Librarian team is offering 15 classes ranging from to How to Narrow Your Target Market to  Creating Thematic Maps using Business Data. All classes earn Junior Seminar credit. Complete 4 classes during your time at…

My faculty is requiring me to use JMP and Palisade for class assignments. Do I have access to these in the Business Library? Can I download them to my laptop and work from home?

This is a great question.  First, a little context:  In almost all cases, either the faculty or GBS IT negotiate a set number of licenses for use by the students for class assignments. Options such as  downloading the software onto your laptop, shared licenses, (e.g. can access be shared via installation on computers or must…

This Day in Business History: The Invention of Multiline Insurance

September 12, 1950: The Pennsylvania Insurance Department approves the Insurance Company of North America’s request to go to market with a new “package” that allowed homeowners to insure their properties against multiple risks including fire, theft, storms, explosions, and vandalism, rather than the multiple policies required previously. This innovation saved customers over 20% and has become the standard in…