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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 January 10th: The Truth, Myth, and Legacy of the Bread and Roses Strike (1912)

    This Week in Business History for January 10th: The Truth, Myth, and Legacy of the Bread and Roses Strike (1912)

    In this edition of This Week in Business History, Kelly Barner tells the story of the Bread and Roses strike, or the Lawrence textile strike, that took place in Massachusetts in 1912. It was a turning point in the labor movement, a moment that showed the power workers can yield if they are willing to align (despite their personal differences) and quickly spun off a number of legends or myths that romanticized the workers, the union, and their shared cause.
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    This Episode was hosted by Kelly Barner. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/truth-myth-legacy-bread-roses-strike-82

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    This Week in Business HIstory for January 3rd: National Trivia Day- 5 Things You Didn't Know about Trivial Pursuit

    This Week in Business HIstory for January 3rd: National Trivia Day- 5 Things You Didn't Know about Trivial Pursuit

    In honor of National Trivia Day, which is observed every January 4th, host Scott W. Luton tells the backstory of one of the most iconic board games in history: Trivial Pursuit. Scott shares the interesting origin of the game, key aspects of its growth, as well as how Scrabble was a big part of Trivial Pursuit's story, both in the very beginning, as well as during a key segment of the game's expansion. Tune in as Scott shares "5 Things You Didn't Know About Trivial Pursuit".
    Note to our TWIBH listeners: starting with this episode, Scott W. Luton and Kelly Barner will be dropping new podcast episodes every Tuesday (instead of Monday). Thanks for your continued support and we wish you a very Happy New Year.


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    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
    For more information on the long-running and popular Great Midwest Trivia Contest: https://blogs.lawrence.edu/trivia/


    This episode was hosted by Scott Luton. For additional information, please visit our dedicated show page at: https://supplychainnow.com/national-trivia-day-trivial-pursuit-803

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    This Week in Business History for December 20th: Bah Humbug- The Economics of Charles Dickens' London

    This Week in Business History for December 20th: Bah Humbug- The Economics of Charles Dickens' London

    In this edition of This Week in Business History, Kelly Barner takes listeners back to visit an era and a place mythologized by one of the most popular Christmas stories of all time: A Christmas Carol. The story, which was written by Charles Dickens and published in 1843, addresses a number of economic and social issues that not only marked the impact of the Industrial Revolution and emerging middle class, but how poverty was viewed and treated by society at the time.
    Additional Links and 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/bah-humbug-economics-charles-dickens-london-79

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    This Week in Business History for December 13th: What You Don't Know About the Colonel's Chicken and the Company Behind Cherry Garcia

    This Week in Business History for December 13th: What You Don't Know About the Colonel's Chicken and the Company Behind Cherry Garcia

    In this week's episode, host Scott W. Luton (inspired by a recent trip to Hattie B's) dives into the journeys of two iconic businesses that you probably know - - but shares aspects of their stories that you probably don't know. Take a listen to learn more about who gave Colonel Sanders his rank and how Ben and Jerry's shot down early efforts by the Doughboy to keep their ice cream off the shelves.
    Additional Links and 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/what-you-dont-know-colonels-chicken-company-cherry-garcia-78

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    This Week in Business History for December 6th: A Birdseye View on the Frozen Foods Industry

    This Week in Business History for December 6th: A Birdseye View on the Frozen Foods Industry

    In this edition of This Week in Business History, Kelly Barner celebrates the birth of Clarence Birdseye, the inventor of the frozen foods industry. He worked for years to overcome a number of challenges and pioneered new solutions to a range of problems. When his path and Marjorie Merriweather Post’s crossed one fateful day on a yacht through a goose dinner, events were set in motion that would change the way people buy and consume food to this day.
    Additional Links and 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/birdseye-view-frozen-foods-77

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    This Week in Business History for November 29th: 5 Things You Didn't Know About the History of Video Games

    This Week in Business History for November 29th: 5 Things You Didn't Know About the History of Video Games

    In this episode of This Week in Business History, host Scott W. Luton explores one of his son Ben's favorite topics: Video Games. Scott looks at several aspects related to the history of the video game industry, including several items and developments that will surprise you. So if you love all things Nintendo to Playstation to Xbox - - or even PONG - - join us for a brief, but enlightening journey.
    Additional Links and 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/5-things-video-games-76

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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!

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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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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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