History

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

How Studying History Brings Success

Studying history gives you an advantage because human nature never changes.

David Meltzer

· 5 min read

10 Amazing Moments in Microsoft's History, From Its Founding to Desktop Dominance to Today

Here's how the software company, founded on April 4, 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, paved the way for personal computing and dominated the market.

Lydia Belanger

· 8 min read

Here Are the Origins of 10 Tech Terms You Use Every Day

Did you know that Thomas Edison used the term 'bug'?

Nina Zipkin

· 4 min read

10 Working Women Pioneers Who Changed the World for Good

From Mary Tyler Moore to Shirley Chisholm, take a look at these trailblazing female voices.

Rose Leadem

· 7 min read