This Day in Business History: Charles Ponzi Arrested

August 12, 1920: On this day, Charles Ponzi was arrested on 86 counts of mail fraud and went down in infamy for his expansive investment scheme, which became known as a “Ponzi Scheme.” After working many odd jobs and spending a few years in jail for crimes such as check forging and smuggling Italian immigrants across…

What happened to EasyBib? Why can’t I find it on Databases page?

As of July 31, 2017, EasyBib retired its Academic Edition, which is what was listed in among our subscription databases. Now, you can use EasyBib for free directly at the website. If you created an EasyBib account under our former subscription, your account will be transferred to the free version, which means you can use the…

This Day in Business History: “America’s First Supermarket” King Kullen Opens

August 4, 1930: When Michael J. Cullen suggested to the management of Kroger, his employer at the time, that they reinvent food stores by creating larger mostly self-service stores with low prices and more parking, they ignored him. He left his job at Kroger as General Sales Manager for 94 Illinois stores, and opened “America’s First…

This Day in Business History: The Mercantile Agency (later D&B) is Founded

July 20, 1841: On this date, Lewis Tappan founded The Mercantile Agency to collect business information such as sales estimates and bill paying ability. In 1859, the company was sold to Robert Graham Dun and incorporated under a new name, R. G. Dun & Company. And in 1933, Dun & Co. merged with Bradstreet Company, a…

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…

Goizueta Faculty Interview: Professor Jeff Rosensweig on the Intersection of Theory and Practice

Professor Jeffrey Rosensweig is Associate Professor of International Business and Finance at Goizueta Business School. He is also the director of the Global Perspectives Program and the new John Robson Program for the Study of Business, Public Policy, and Government. Speaking with business librarian Saira Raza, Professor Rosensweig discusses his journey to academia and his…

Access Research Databases via GBS SharePoint

Welcome back from spring break!   As you return to your course and career research projects, you’ll notice a new authentication method for many Business Library databases.  This will include logging into GBS SharePoint with your Emory NetID, and then accessing the database. This additional layer of security ensures that we are in full compliance with…