Help Us Engage Young People!

Help Us Engage Young People!

It has never been a more important time to engage young people in the free enterprise system, for them to learn about businesses and how they are built, that they are human ventures and have human stories and attributes.  Big businesses grow from small...
Forgotten Giant: General Foods

Forgotten Giant: General Foods

For decades America’s largest food company, General Foods was one of the most highly regarded marketing companies in the world.  Formed in the roaring twenties by consolidating companies that led the way in convenience foods, GF became an industry giant. ...
Three Fun Books on Business History

Three Fun Books on Business History

Some of us still have too much time alone and at home, so it is a good time to get some reading in.  In a prior newsletter, we recommended Alfred Chandler’s Visible Hand as the single most important book to read on business history.  Anyone who is literate about...
Battle of the Giant Watchmakers

Battle of the Giant Watchmakers

Every industry tells a story of competition: the rise and fall of companies.  Technological industries often see more “changing of the guard” than more stable businesses like food, soap, and beverages.  One of the first high-tech industries in America was the watch...
The Biggest Companies in the World

The Biggest Companies in the World

Fifty-seven years ago, meatpacking giant Swift was the 15th largest public company in the world.  Today that 15th spot is held by American health insurer UnitedHealth.  Apple sits in the 12th position formerly held by Texaco, now part of Chevron. ...
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