Felicia Kane BBA ’18 Wins Big on Ellen!

Felicia Kane, BBA Class of 2018, wanted to surprise her best friend at Emory with tickets to see their favorite show, Ellen, live. Little did she know that her letter to Ellen would inspire the host to do more than just give them seats in the audience! In additional to the chance to “breathe Ellen’s…

This Day in Business History: Dow Jones closed above 5,000

Nov. 21, 1995: The Dow Jones industrial average closed at 5,023.55, surpassing 5,000 for the first time.  Although it took from 1972-1995 for the Dow  to move from 1000 to 5000,  the next few years saw a rapid rise with the Dow increasing to 10,000 in 1999. The Dow Jones Averages, 1885-1995, by Phillis S….

This Day in Business History: Gillette razor blade patented

November 14, 1904:  King C Gillette patented the Gillette razor blade. This disposable razor was the first safe alternative to the straight razor, which usually required visiting a barber. By selling the replaceable razor blade along with the permanent handle, King established a successful business model still used in razor sales today.   King  founded the…

This Day in Business History: Happy Birthday, James Naismith

November 6, 1861:  James Naismith, credited with inventing the game of basketball, was born in Almonte, Ontario, Canada.  He created the game in 1891 at a YMCA, and later went on to found the University of Kansas basketball program.  Years later, he helped bring basketball at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games.   While there, he presented…

4 Things to Remember about Accessing Harvard Business Review through GBL

4 Things to Remember about Accessing Harvard Business Review through GBL I’m making an educated guess here, but “Do we have access to HBR?” has to be the most frequently asked question at GBL. The answer is “Yes, but…” and that’s when things get confusing. Here’s everything you need to know about your access to…

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…

This Day in Business History: The Story of Cantor Fitzgerald and 9/11

September 11, 2001: September sadly marks the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Being a working day, many lives were lost at businesses in the two towers. The financial firm Cantor Fitzgerald lost the most with the demise of two-thirds of its 960 employees. It had offices on floors just above…

GBL Welcomes Goizeuta’s Newest Faculty!

On August 24, the Goizueta Business Librarians hosted new faculty members for their orientation, including a stop at the beautiful Rose Library for a photo op. We love sharing the many ways we can support their work with students as well as the resources that can help with their research. Not familiar with how Goizueta…