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When did the word “robot” enter the English language? When did the famous Sears catalogue finally bid us all adieu? On ‘This Week in Business History,’ host Scott Luton connects the dots as he leads us down memory lane, shining a light on some of the most significant leaders, companies, innovations – and even lessons learned – from our collective business history. Tune in for some of the most relevant business and global supply chain events from years past. You never know when the events of the day from years ago will inspire a new way forward for your business.

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When did the word “robot” enter the English language? When did the famous Sears catalogue finally bid us all adieu? On ‘This Week in Business History,’ host Scott Luton connects the dots as he leads us down memory lane, shining a light on some of the most significant leaders, companies, innovations – and even lessons learned – from our collective business history. Tune in for some of the most relevant business and global supply chain events from years past. You never know when the events of the day from years ago will inspire a new way forward for your business.

    This Week in Business History for September 20th: The Stories of 3 Unsung Heroes: Olive Ann Beech, Fred Harvey & Bayard Rustin

    This Week in Business History for September 20th: The Stories of 3 Unsung Heroes: Olive Ann Beech, Fred Harvey & Bayard Rustin

    In this episode of This Week in Business History, host Scott W. Luton shares background on three unsung heroes in business history: Olive Ann Beech, Fred Harvey and Bayard Rustin. Learn more about Olive Ann's contributions to the aviation industry; Fred's impact on the North American restaurant industry; and Bayard's impact on society in general, especially the civil rights movement.
    Additional Links and Resources:
    Learn more about This Week in Business History: https://supplychainnow.com/program/business-history/
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    This episode was hosted by Scott Luton. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/unsung-heroes-bh-66

    • 26 min
    This Week in Business History for September 13th: Fixing Edison’s Lightbulb: The Story of Lewis Howard Latimer (1848 – 1928)

    This Week in Business History for September 13th: Fixing Edison’s Lightbulb: The Story of Lewis Howard Latimer (1848 – 1928)

    In this edition of This Week in Business History, Kelly Barner remembers key innovations, inventions, and firsts that took place between September 13th and the 17th. In our main story, she shares the life story of the man who fixed Thomas Edison’s lightbulb, drew Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone into reality, and made a real and lasting mark on his community. We’ll also hear about the release of Super Mario Bros., find out why the founder of General Motors hated cars, and wish a happy birthday to Agatha Christie and Wendy Thomas.
    Additional Links and Resources:
    Learn more about This Week in Business History: https://supplychainnow.com/program/business-history/
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    This Episode was hosted by Kelly Barner. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/story-of-lewis-howard-latimer-bh-65

    • 12 min
    This Week in Business History for September 6th: The History of Labor Day

    This Week in Business History for September 6th: The History of Labor Day

    In honor of Labor Day 2021, host Scott W. Luton reflects back on his own related Eureka moment on the power of a good day's work and the responsibility we all have when it comes to the global workforce. Scott also dives into the history of Labor Day, including a few historical notes that might just surprise you.
    Our team at This Week in Business History and Supply Chain Now are very grateful to all of the wonderful and talented workers that keep us all moving forward.
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    Learn more about This Week in Business History: https://supplychainnow.com/program/business-history/
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    This Episode was hosted by Scott Luton. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/history-labor-day-bh-64

    • 15 min
    This Week in Business Histort for August 30th: Everyone knows it’s Slinky

    This Week in Business Histort for August 30th: Everyone knows it’s Slinky

    In this edition of This Week in Business History, Kelly Barner remembers key innovations, inventions, and firsts that took place between August 30th and September 3rd. In our main story, she tells the wild but true story behind the discovery of the Slinky and the journey that it started for one family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We’ll also hear about the founder of the first African-American owned magazine, the introduction of the ATM, and mark a few business history birthdays.
    Additional Links and Resources:
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    This episode was hosted by Kelly Barner. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/everyone-knows-its-slinky-bh-63

    • 14 min
    This Week in Business History form August 23rd: 5 Key Components of Dick Rutland's Business Journey

    This Week in Business History form August 23rd: 5 Key Components of Dick Rutland's Business Journey

    In this special episode of This Week in Business History, host Scott W. Luton shares information on his grandfather's business journey, including his experiences with Winn-Dixie and Kimberly-Clark. He also touches on interesting facts about the Solo Cup Company and Buick, as well as a few leadership traits that made Mr. Rutland such a special person - - and dearly beloved by many people.
    Additional Links and Resources:
    Learn more about This Week in Business History: https://supplychainnow.com/program/business-history/
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    This episode was hosted by Scott Luton. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/5-key-components-dick-rutlands-bh-62

    • 21 min
    This Week in Business History for August 16th: Laying the First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable

    This Week in Business History for August 16th: Laying the First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable

    In this edition of This Week in Business History, Kelly Barner remembers key innovations, inventions, and firsts that took place between August 16th and the 20th. In our main story, she’ll explain the vision – and the determination – required to lay a functional telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean. She will also mark the birthdays of two trailblazing fashion icons, each of whom innovated in their own, unique way.
    Additional Links and Resources:
    Learn more about This Week in Business History: https://supplychainnow.com/program/business-history/
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    This Episode was hosted by Kelly Barner. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/business-history-transatlantic-telegraph-cable.

    • 13 min

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mmgllc ,

Love business history

Scott is a great host, sharing historical tidbits about business that I haven’t heard before. So fascinating and great content in every episode. Love Kelly Barner’s episodes too!

Flower5485 ,

Supply chain is the business

Supply chain has never been more relevant than recent years. It’s not the business of supply chain, supply chain is the business.

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Vital information

All lives are impacted by supply chains and humans must understand the history of our lives in order to remain productive and relevant. This podcast ticks all the boxes.

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