Category: Business Anniversaries

The value of work

Women engaged in the World War II shipbuilding effort, San Francisco, 1943. Photo courtesy of nps.gov.
Blessed are those who enjoy their work. That’s my key conclusion when I reflect on the 500+ interviews I’ve done with employees and retirees about their work lives. Actually, “enjoy” is too weak a word. The lucky ones among us love our work, engage with it, feel[...]
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Creating Your Corporate History: 7 Proven Tips

Author/publisher Marian Calabro with PARC's Bruce Steadman and Dennis Doyle
To celebrate CorporateHistory.net’s own 15-year anniversary, we complete this list of 15 lessons learned from working with dozens of family-owned firms, small businesses, nonprofits, and Fortune 500s. (Read lessons 1-7 at https://www.corporatehistory.net/corporatehistory-nets-own-origin-story/ ). As always, our top piece of planning advice is to allow time. Any history-capturing[...]
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Origin Story of CorporateHistory.net

Like the shoemaker whose children go barefoot, we’ve been too busy chronicling other companies to write our own history. Someday! Until then, we’re delighted to share this insightful profile of CorporateHistory.net by journalist Kelly Parr of Autumn Years magazine. The article inspired a bit of self-reflection. Following[...]
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How Companies Battle Crises, Part 2

Annin flagmakers at work post-9/11. "We felt that providing as many U.S. flags as possible was how we could help our country deal with the magnitude of this tragedy."
Second in a series. Leave it to Kurt Vonnegut to nail the truth: “History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again.” At CorporateHistory.net, we encourage clients to chronicle how they have faced crises. Trials by fire reveal turning[...]
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