Alibaba is mostly known for its popular e-commerce. Alibaba is surely more than this: it is one of the main companies with a key role in innovation in China. This article will describe the reasons why Alibaba is more than an alternative to Amazon marketplace.
The United States Dollar was at one point was the ultimate in terms of currency as basically the world was a customer of the United States either through being a borrower of funds or a customer of goods and services. Nowadays, the US consumes more than it sells creating an unsustainable model.
Globalisation is defined as ‘the ability to produce any good or service anywhere in the world, using raw materials, components, capital and technology from anywhere, sell the resulting output anywhere and place the profits anywhere’. With the...
Growing up I heard how my grandmother had a dream 'telling' her that her brother was killed in a logging accident. His tragic death was one of many that occurred in CCC camps from 1933-1942.
Money maybe the root of all evil, but there's nothing we can do about it. Money is so essential for all our day to day activities. How does this piece of paper hold such power? Let's explore the roots...
Dietrich Mateschitz invented a new type of beverage before inventing new ways to advertise his product. Here's how he did it.
Humble beginnings sometimes lead to stumbles and financial empires, business success does require persistence based out of love to endure all the failures. Of course, luck and timing and seed funding also play a huge role. You may have a great idea,...
Best Entrepreneurs: John Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J. Paul Getty. Standard Oil, Steel, and Pacific Oil. An entrepreneur can create wealth and greatness with creativity, guts and determination. If you want to learn how to be an entrepreneur the best entrepreneurs are a great place to start training the mind to think big.
The business world is full of specific terms, slang, and jargon. Ever wonder what the terms brown good and white good mean? Click here to read this article and discover each label's meaning!
Growing up in the Santa Clara Valley, a place where engineers and tinkerers took things apart and study, a place where science and technology evolves, Steve’s childhood was filled with rapid innovation in the world of electronics, the science and technology of controlling the invisible flow of electricity to make things work.
The railroad that became a a leader in the industry, from mechanical, to tourism. This is the story of the Chicago Burlington and Quincy 1849-1970.
A history of the last intact E-unit commuter fleet operating in the world
The Elements of Culture The study of culture has led to generalizations that may apply to all cultures. These include elements such as bodily adornments, courtship rituals, etiquette, concept of family, gestures, joking, mealtime, customs, music,...
For a current list of mud logging companies, feel free to reference the following page. Most companies are looking for new employees so they can keep up with today’s high levels of demand. This reference list is also for mudlogging companies.
“It was definitely one of the darker points in American history. What happened to the Chinese. What happened to the Plains Indians. What it says about human nature.”  -Michael Liu, Stanford University Behind the stunning headlines,...
Madame C J Walker has been a source of inspiration to me for many years. I am glad to have an opportunity to write about her and share things that I hope will inspire others too.
At least three major Native North American Nations have increased in numbers, planned economic growth for their own people as well as non-Natives in their states, and welcomed black Africans and African-Americans into homes and jobs since the 1600s or earlier. Their hundreds of businesses are aiding the US recovery post-recession, especially with an Oil Boom, and adding material to history.
Fondly remembering department store paper catalogs. The most popular one was the Sears catalog. One could purchase automobiles from them, groceries and even a home. Interesting bit of history and nostalgia.
A touching story engaging the lives of three African American Entrepreneurs plus "one" based on a true story that will reach your inner feelings.
Famous black women entrepreneurs looks at the latest statistics surrounding black-owned businesses and there are some very surprising findings. It then goes on to show you why the chosen women are so famous and how their success is so inspirational considering the obstacles they have overcame.
What are the major tuning points in history which changed business? This article focuses on the global economic impact of the slave trade and how it was a turning point in the history of business.
There's a lot of railroad history in the United States of America. This blog is to consolidate some of that history, but this is only a synopsis. There are many resources out there and if you have any questions I can help you in the right direction towards those sources.
Interview with John D. Rockefeller By: Jordan Scott Jordan Scott: So, Mr. Rockefeller, may I call you John? Rockefeller: Sure. Go right ahead. JS: During your childhood, is there anything that sticks out? Tell me a little bit about how you...
Del E Webb wanted to be a baseball player, but grew to own one of America's best known construction and development companies. Webb was born in California in 1899 and died in 1974. He built hospitals, housing developments such as Sun City in Arizona, business complexes, and casinos in Las Vegas such as the Flamingo, the Sahara and the Mint. At one time he was part owner of the New York Yankees.
Hedy Lamarr came up with an idea for tracking torpedoes that used a method that rapidly switched the transmitted frequencies (referred to as ‘frequency hopping’) such that the enemy wouldn’t be able to pick up and interfere with the transmission.
They are everywhere. Do you know how they work? Read this article and find out how. Also discusses the importance of the transistor, how it has shrunk over time, and what that may mean to the future of electronics.
This hub is about the history of railroads in Whatcom County Washington. There were three class 1 railroads, two electric railways as well as many timber railways spanning the county. This hub gives a summery of their history from 1890s to today.
Canadian beer Molson and Labatt are the best Breweries in North America. All Moosehead beer is quickly becoming a Canadian Favourite.
a) Political As a multinational company, General Electric has to deal with political systems of different nations. In spite of some of the countries presenting favorable environment for business survival and growth, others present difficult...
To me it has seemed Sears is an integral parts of American history. The evolution of Sears from mail order catalogs to little rural outposts to mega-mall anchor stores grew and developed with the desire and the urbanization of American cities....
From the moment our ancestors figured out there was a difference between ‘mine’ and ‘ours’ there became a need for private security. Since its humble origins in Ancient Egypt on through to the recent events of our post 9/11 world mankind...
A brief history of Typing, Typists, Typewriters and the changing role of women in business. The Secretary, sex and the typewriter and how the Qwerty keyboard and typing training have survived the Ipad, Internet and information age.
Frank Abagnale was a modern day Robin Hood. He flew round the world successfully stealing million of dollars and enjoyed a millionaire lifestyle - all before the age of twenty one.