This Day in Business History: The Birth of CNN and the 24-Hour News Cycle

June 1, 1980: With only 1.7 million viewers, the first 24-hour news cycle channel CNN was launched right here in Atlanta. The low viewership did not stop Ted Turner’s vision, and within three years, CNN gained over 33 million viewers. Now, CNN reaches hundreds of millions of households worldwide, not to mention passengers at every single…

This Day in Business History: The Patent that Changed Fashion

May 20, 1873: Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss, both immigrants to the United States, were granted U.S. patent number 139,121 for Davis’ innovative design using rivets to reinforce stress points in pants. Davis, a tailor in Reno, Nevada, regularly bought fabric from Strauss’s dry goods store in San Francisco and had reached out to him in a…

This Day in Business History: Empire State Building Opens

May 1, 1931: The Empire State Building opens in New York City, standing as the tallest building in the skyline for 40 years.  It is now the fifth tallest building in the United States and the 28th tallest building in the world. Opening during the Great Depression, the building has been a part of many…

Library Resources for Summer Success

As you head off to your internship this summer, remember your librarians are here all summer and happy to help you with research recommendations and search strategies for your projects. You can get started with our internship toolkit. Remember that Emory database licensing agreements allow student usage for coursework, career exploration and personal enrichment. This…

7 Things to Do at the Library before You Graduate from the Bschool

So it’s finally safe to countdown the days to graduation. Congratulations! You’re almost to the finish line. But before you leave, here are some things you want to do at the library before you lose all your awesome student privileges! Check out a Business Kindle: There are over 150 business books, including bestsellers and career books….

This Day in Business History: McDonald’s Opens First Franchise

April 15, 1955: Ray Kroc opened the first McDonald’s franchise in Des Plaines, Illinois, having purchased the rights to franchise the restaurant across the country from the founders, Maurice and Richard McDonald.  To announce the grand opening, Kroc ran in add in the Des Plaines Journal, advertising “speedee service” and “plenty of free parking,” along with…

Congrats Graduates! Library Resources for Lifelong Learning

Congratulations on your graduation from the Goizueta Business School! The Business Library team has enjoyed working with you as a student and we look forward to continuing after graduation. As Goizueta Alumni, you will continue to have access to a select suite of library services and resources for your career research and lifelong learning needs. All…

This Day in Business History: Apple Inc. Is Founded By Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

April 1, 1976: College dropouts Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple Computers, Inc. The two wanted to make computers small enough for people to have in their homes and offices. Ever wondered how they came up with the company name? According to an interview that Wozniak did with Byte magazine in December 1984, he credited Jobs with…

This Day in Business History: Starbucks opens its first doors in Seattle

March 30, 1971: Well before Howard Schultz walked into the picture, a small coffee shop with a name inspired by Moby Dick opened its doors in Seattle’s Pike Place Market for the first time. What started as a humble coffee shop has boomed since then into a monolithic organization which leads the industry. Today, it…