Bye Bye, New York

Bye Bye, New York

One of the most significant shifts in American business over the last several decades has been the shrinking number of big corporations headquartered in New York City.  At first, some moved “upstate” to the New York suburbs and to Connecticut.  But more...
Business History Podcast and Video

Business History Podcast and Video

Friends of Business History, I have been doing a lot of podcasts and interviews recently.  I always make plenty of historical references.  But when they are primarily about the present and future, I put them up on my other website, https://hooversworld.com/ and...
Student Essay Contest $3,000 First Prize

Student Essay Contest $3,000 First Prize

The American Business History Center is proud to introduce our first annual Business History Essay Contest for High School Students. This is a chance for students to learn about businesses and how they are built, that they are human ventures and have human stories and...
Upcoming Event on Sun March 7 at 9 PM EST

Upcoming Event on Sun March 7 at 9 PM EST

Tune in to the History Channel on Sunday, March 7, at 9 PM Eastern time, to see my appearance in their series The Food That Made America in an episode about “the Cola Wars.” I will see it at the same time you do, so I make no predictions about how nice I will look or...
What Became of My Stockbroker?

What Became of My Stockbroker?

Few industries have seen as many acquisitions, mergers, and name changes as the American stock brokerage and investment banking industries.  Perhaps only the equally old railroad industry has seen more such activity.  These firms have been called wire houses...
Venture Capital: A History

Venture Capital: A History

This post was originally published by Advisor Perspectives, http://www.advisorperspectives.com, under the title, “The History and Future of Venture Capital Investing,” on July 8, 2019. Is venture capital a good investment? For long periods in the past, the best VC...
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