Decoding Disruptive Innovation: An Interview with GlobalData’s Oliver Allen

Oliver Allen is a Senior Account Manager at GlobalData. Oliver started work at GlobalData two and a half years ago as an Account Manager before being promoted to his current position. When he’s not at work, Oliver spends his time playing guitar – he is self-taught player of five years and is currently learning Careless…

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: Facebook Is Founded

Feb 4, 2004: Facebook is founded by Mark Zuckerberg and co-founders Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Eduardo Saverin launch Facebook.  By December 2004, 1M people were using Facebook.  The social media network now has 1.49 billion daily active users on Facebook on average for September 2018.       Becoming Facebook : the 10 challenges that…

Goizueta Faculty Interview: Andrea Hershatter on The Speech School, Campus MovieFest, and the Business Research Certificate (Part 2)

Andrea Hershatter is Senior Associate Dean and Director of the BBA Program in Emory’s Goizueta Business School. She has led this program for approximately two decades and has helped to achieve nine consecutive Businessweek ranking in the Top 10, a distinction held by only four undergraduate business programs in the world. Speaking with business librarian Nora Wood,…

This Day in Business History: Apple Macintosh Goes on Sale

Jan 24, 1984:  The Apple Macintosh computer first goes on sale, featuring a graphical user interface and a mouse.  Two days prior to the sale, Apple announced the new computer’s launch via a dramatic ad during Super Bowl XVIII.  In the first three months after the launch, Apple sold over 5,000 Macintosh computers. The One Device: The Secret…

Consumer Brand Data at your Fingertips

The Goizueta Business Library has just added Consumer Brand Analytics (CBA) to its marketing databases.  Drawn from a nationwide study of 5000 consumers ages 13 and over about their preferences and use of consumer brands, CBA provides analytics for the total market of 20+ different product categories and over 200 brands within these categories: Athletic…

Merriam-Webster Dictionary Business Words of the Year: 1919-1928

As we start celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Goizueta Business School, the business librarians thought it might be fun to explore the evolution of business terminology between 1919 and 2019.  So each month we will post a blog identifying business words and concepts that were captured in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary for the decades that GBS…

This Day in Business History: Happy Birthday, André Michelin!

January 16, 1853: André Michelin, founder of Michelin Tire Company, is born in Paris. Michelin took over his family’s failing farm equipment company, which manufactured rubber parts such as belts and valves, in 1886. A few years later, he was approached by a cyclist who was having trouble with his tires. At that time, bicycle…

This Day in Business History: Burj Khalifa opens

Jan. 4, 2010:  Burj Khalifa in Dubai, U.A.E., opens as the worlds tallest building at 2,717 feet (828m).  At over 160 stories tall, it also has the highest occupied floor in the world.  The building includes 900 residential apartments, office space and a 304 room hotel, as well as an observation deck. Sources: Burj Khalifa…

This Day in Business History: The European Economic Community Is Formed

January 1, 1958: The European Economic Community, known as the Common Market, becomes official. Belgium, France, West Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, and The Netherlands signed the Treaty of Rome in March 1957, which laid the plan for this trade community, and was later joined by the United Kingdom, Denmark, Ireland, Greece, Portugal,and Spain. East Germany also…