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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 LIVE! With Theodora Lau

    This Week in Business History LIVE! With Theodora Lau

    In this episode of This Week in Business History, Scott is joined for a livestream with Unconventional Ventures' Theodora Lau, as they discuss International Women's Day, Mountain Dew, red wine, and so much more!
    Additional Links & Resources:
    Learn more about This Week in Business History: https://supplychainnow.com/program/business-history/
    Subscribe to This Week in Business History and other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe
    This Episode was hosted by Scott Luton. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/business-history-live-bh114

    • 52 min
    This Week in Business History for August 30th: The Man with the Red Star Tattoo- R. H. Macy

    This Week in Business History for August 30th: The Man with the Red Star Tattoo- R. H. Macy

    In this episode of This Week in Business History, Kelly Barner shares the story behind Macy’s department stores, starting on the island of Nantucket in Massachusetts.
    Founder Rowland Hussey Macy’s life crossed past with many major historical milestones. He was a part of the Atlantic whaling boom, went west with the Gold Rush, and found his fortune in New York City. Despite many failures, he never stopped pushing.
    Additional Links & Resources:
    Learn more about This Week in Business History: https://supplychainnow.com/program/business-history/
    Subscribe to This Week in Business History and other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe

    This Episode was hosted by Kelly Barner. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/man-red-star-macys-bh113

    • 14 min
    This Week in Business History LIVE! - with Keith Singleton

    This Week in Business History LIVE! - with Keith Singleton

    In this LIVE episode of This Week in Business History, Scott Luton and Keith Singleton connected the dots of history while taking a journey down memory lane, shining a light on some of the most significant leaders, companies, innovations – and even lessons learned – from the week of August 15-19th.
    They shared stories about:
    • The origin story of Hardee's Restaurants, and how the controlling share of the company was lost (and won) in a poker game
    • Which artist or band best exemplifies the ‘glory days’ of compact discs or CDs
    • How the use of mail order catalogs helped Sears expand their customer base
    • The lasting message (and timeless warning) of George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’
    Additional Links & Resources:
    Learn more about This Week in Business History: https://supplychainnow.com/program/business-history/
    Subscribe to This Week in Business History and other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe

    This Episode was hosted by Scott Luton. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/business-history-live-bh112

    • 36 min
    This Week in Business History for August 16th: Julia Child- "Only a Businesswoman"

    This Week in Business History for August 16th: Julia Child- "Only a Businesswoman"

    In this episode of This Week in Business History, Kelly Barner shares the story of Julia Child’s life, from military service to the first cooking show to be hosted by a woman.
    Most of us know so much about her show, The French Chef, that we don’t know anything else about her life’s journey – but it was as unpredictable as the rise of a novice’s souffle. She discovered cooking late in life and didn’t even graduate from cooking school until age 40, but her desire for adventure served her well.
    Additional Links & Resources:
    Learn more about This Week in Business History: https://supplychainnow.com/program/business-history/
    Subscribe to This Week in Business History and other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe

    This episode was hosted by Kelly Barner. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/julia-child-businesswoman-bh111

    • 15 min
    This Week in Business History LIVE! With Rob Tiffany

    This Week in Business History LIVE! With Rob Tiffany

    From the battle of tech titans to the first music video, Scott joins Rob Tiffany of Digital Insights to dive into the lasting legacy of five major historical moments in business history for August. Tune in to learn more about Digital Channels, the impact of Jenny Craig, David Robinson's path to basketball and beyond, and more.
    Additional Links & Resources:
    Learn more about This Week in Business History: https://supplychainnow.com/program/business-history/
    Subscribe to This Week in Business History and other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe

    This Episode was hosted by Scott Luton. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/this-week-business-history-live-bh110

    • 1 hr 2 min
    This Week in Business History for August 1st: Tasting Stars with Dom Perignon

    This Week in Business History for August 1st: Tasting Stars with Dom Perignon

    In this episode of This Week in Business History, Kelly Barner charts the perfection of champagne from the Abbeys of 17th century France to the heights of wealth and celebration today.
    Dom Perignon, Benedictine monk, and champagne quality innovator is celebrated as having invented champagne on August 4th, 1693. And while this – and many other myths about the man have been debunked over time, his story and legacy are no less impressive.
    Additional Links & Resources:
    Learn more about This Week in Business History: https://supplychainnow.com/program/business-history/
    Subscribe to This Week in Business History and other Supply Chain Now programs: https://supplychainnow.com/subscribe

    This Episode was hosted by Kelly Barner. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/tasting-stars-dom-perignon-bh109

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Wiley, J ,

Interesting and insightful!

Business History is a fascinating study. It’s always interesting to learn how the companies and products that we know today came to be, as well as, insight into those who have faded away. Scott and Kelly do a wonderful job of curating and presenting this material. Thank you!

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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