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History

Ready For Anything

How These 6 Franchises Have Thrived For Decades

Six companies have been on our Franchise 500 list for at least 38 of the 40 years we've produced the ranking. Here are their secrets.

What Got You Here Will Get You There

Applying this notion to your team will strengthen company culture, boost employee morale, and bolster the bottom line.

Looking at Very Old Photos Has Changed My Perspective on Business and Life in General

Shorpy.com is entirely photos of people in ordinary life long ago dealing with the same sort of stuff we deal with now.

6 Pieces of Timeless Business Advice From Ford, Hamilton, Rockefeller and More

Here's what entrepreneurs can learn from some of the wealthiest and most successful individuals of their time.

America's History with Cannabis? It's Complicated.

From Thomas Jefferson to Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, the US is still trying to figure out what to do with weed.

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Business leaders and entrepreneurs can learn from history and take valuable lessons in leadership, marketing, philosophy and sales from the leaders and stories of years past.