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…

Now Available: Access to the NYTimes.com for the Goizueta Community

    The Goizueta Business School and Business Library have partnered to bring digital access to the NYTimes to current Goizueta faculty, staff, and students.  Viewable via the NYTimes.com website and all mobile devices, this is a great addition to the growing suite of global business news apps already available to the Goizueta community, including WSJ.com, FT.com, and…

New Faculty Get Oriented with Goizueta Business Library

Goizueta Business School welcomes nine new faculty members this academic year. In addition to learning about the Goizueta Business Library’s Faculty Toolkit, document delivery services, and course reserves, they also had a brief tour of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Book Library. Formally known as MARBL, the Rose Library is named after the…

Now Available on the GBL Website: Make Reservations for Bloomberg Online!

We heard your feedback, and now, GBS students, staff, and faculty can make online reservations for the Bloomberg terminal at the Goizueta Business Library. Reserve up to one hour sessions by submitting a reservation online on the GBL website. If you’re already in the library, you can also use the iPad kiosk next to the Bloomberg terminal….

Must-Have Apps for Goizueta Business Students

Did you know that as a Goizueta business student, you have free subscriptions (including mobile apps access), to news, e-books, audiobooks, and much more through the library? Be sure to download these 8 apps onto your phone or tablet to stay informed and make the most of your Goizueta experience. 1.   The New York Times…

Goizueta Faculty Interview: Stephen Nowicki on Understanding Our Locus of Control

In his book Choice or Chance, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Psychology (Emeritus) Stephen Nowicki discusses the importance of understanding your Locus of Control (LOC), a concept that reflects the impact our behavior will have on what happens to us. If we perceive that luck, fate, chance or powerful others determine outcomes, we are External. If we…

This Day in Business History: Best Buy Celebrates its Golden Anniversary

August 22, 1966: In St. Paul, Minnesota, a small store called Sound of Music opened its doors to customers in late August of 1966. Fifty years later, Best Buy (the company changed its name in 1983) is a multinational retailer with nearly $40 billion in annual revenue. Source: Company Website Read more from the Goizueta…

This Day in Business History: Happy Birthday Otis Elevator!

August 3, 1811: It’s the birthday of Elisha Graves Otis, born 205 years ago in Halifax, Vt. who found his inspiration while working in a Yonkers, N.Y., factory that needed to move heavy equipment to its upper floor. Using a hoist came with the risk of equipment crashing to the ground if the cable broke, so…

Goizueta Faculty Interview: Jagdish Sheth (Part 2) on Goizueta’s Successful MBA Experiments and the Importance of Giving Back

Jagdish Sheth is Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing at Goizueta Business School, and in his over 50 years of scholarship, he published hundreds of research papers and books, including the 1969 marketing classic The Theory of Buyer Behavior (with John A. Howard). Professor Sheth took time to speak with Business Librarian Saira Raza about his inspiring autobiography…

This Day in Business History: Happy Birthday, Milton Friedman!

July 31, 1912: Milton Friedman is born in Brooklyn, NY. Friedman, winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize for Economics, is best known for his scholarship on the free market economy and monetary policy, namely the quantity theory of money which states that the amount of money in circulation has a direct and proportional relationship to prices. Sources: Milton Friedman: A…