History

Did Fast Food Originate in Pompeii? New Remains Indicate It Might Have

The thermopoly could be the origin of fast food and take out, according to archaeologists, since drinks and street dishes were sold there. It was buried for almost 2,000 years under the ashes, but it still retains its colorful decoration and even food remains.

Entrepreneur en Español

· 4 min read

How Can A Business Stay Relevant? Take A Cue From These Weird Little Forks

In the 1800s, people ate with "macaroni forks" and "olive forks." Why? It's a timeless tale of consumer obsession.

Jason Feifer

· 6 min read

The Entrepreneurial History of the Term 'Entrepreneur'

First, they were cheaters. Then, they were heroes.

Per Bylund

· 4 min read

Churchill: You CAN Handle the Truth

The legendary British prime minister understood the value of surrounding himself with people who would push back.

Steve Herz

· 6 min read

To Understand the Riots, Consider the 'Valuation' of Black Lives

The CEO of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity contextualizes the unrest in stark financial terms.

Frances Dodds

· 7 min read

Something Happened in 146 BC That Significantly Affects Your Business Today

A moment in history will help your appreciate your competitors.

Gene Marks

· 3 min read

Designed, Built and Financed by Women, This 100-Year-Old Hotel Stays Relevant by Leaning Into Its Past

In a city known for chasing trends, Los Angeles' Hotel Figueroa thrives by embracing its long history.

Patrick Carone

· 6 min read

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.

Hayden Field and Matthew McCreary

· 10 min read

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.

Jeremy Miller

· 5 min read

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.

Gene Marks

· 6 min read

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.

Hayden Field

· 8 min read