24 years of Big Company Change

The rise, fall, and disappearance of America’s largest companies tells us much about business and our economy. Since 1955, Fortune magazine has published a list of the 500 largest U.S. companies, ranked by sales (revenues). Until 1995, this list only included...
A Forgotten Company, A Forgotten Human Story

A Forgotten Company, A Forgotten Human Story

Follow us on twitter @storyofbusiness. New and exciting content forthcoming! Dear business history friends, Recently, our American Business History Center added the “Share Your History” section to our website. Many of us have been part of, or...
The Business History of Woodstock

The Business History of Woodstock

Too often, when we see great entertainment or a great event, we forget that someone had to dream it up, organize it, and finance it.  Fifty years ago this month, from August 15 through 18, 1969, the most famous music festival of all time took place in Bethel, New...
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