This Day in Business History: Empire State Building Opens

May 1, 1931: The Empire State Building opens in New York City, standing as the tallest building in the skyline for 40 years.  It is now the fifth tallest building in the United States and the 28th tallest building in the world. Opening during the Great Depression, the building has been a part of many…

Goizueta Faculty Interview: Doug Bowman on marketing research trends and the skills today’s business school graduates need to have

Professor of Marketing Doug Bowman joined Goizueta Business School in 1999. Business Librarian Ann Cullen, a frequent collaborator of Professor Bowman for his marketing classes, interviewed Professor Bowman in January 2018. He shares his insights on the complexity of marketing decisions and how shifting the research focus from “asking” to “observing” can lead to better…

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…