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…

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…

This Day in Business History: Lisa D. Cook Presents on the Economic and Social Implications of Racial Disparities

The economic and social implications of racial disparities On Monday, June 8, 2020, Lisa Cook, Professor of Economics and International Relations at Michigan State University, discussed the economic and social implications of racial disparities in the U.S. at the Bendheim Center of Finance at Princeton University. She focuses specifically on research that examines how violence…

Summer Changes in Woodruff Library Building Access

In alignment with evolving CDC guidelines and guidance from Emory’s Environmental Health and Safety Office, the Woodruff Library (which includes the Goizueta Business Library) no longer requires appointments for building access.  In addition, the stacks are now available for browsing. These changes only apply to current Emory faculty, staff, and students who have completed the registration process and received clearance…

This Day in Business History: Napster Initiates Ripple of Disruption in the Music Industry

June 1, 1999: The world’s first peer-to-peer music sharing site, Napster, launched on this date. Before Napster, music lovers were limited to purchasing music as hard copies on CDs, vinyl, or cassettes. Napster enabled users to share music files in MP3 format, initiating a massive disruption in the music industry. Within just a year of…

GBL Shorts: Minute Interview with BBA Keana Sherieves

Welcome to our series: GBL Shorts – Minute Interviews! We asked folks in the GBS Community to answer one very important question: “What is your favorite business book and why?”  Keana Sherieves, BBA class of 2022, talks about a title that offers tips and tricks for making your money work for you. Want more GBL…

GBL Shorts: Minute Interview with BBA Elise Zha

Welcome to our series: GBL Shorts – Minute Interviews! We asked folks in the GBS Community to answer one very important question: “What is your favorite business book and why?”  Elise Zha, BBA class of 2022, discusses a title that draws parallels between the battlefield and the work of businesses and offers suggestions to help…