Category: Company Founders

3 Ways to Tap Collective Memories

Corporate historians, speechwriters, and brand managers: Apply these three effects to ensure that your organization's historical footprint doesn’t get washed away. (Photo by Jeremy Bishop/Unsplash)
The ways in which people embed collective memories can help you develop your corporate history, anniversary campaign, or even your “About Us” web page in ways that stick. Let’s look at an experiment conducted across 35 years by Washington University professors Henry L. Roediger III (a psychologist)[...]
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Mining Your Company’s History: Where to Begin

CorporateHistory.net president Marian Calabro researching primary sources for a foundation client (photo by Christine Reynolds)
“Help! Where do we start? We’ve been tasked with doing our company’s history or updating our About Us webpage, but we don’t have organized records or archives or much of anything!” At CorporateHistory.net we’ve heard this lament more than once. The good news is that you have[...]
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Hamilton: “How Stories Harden into History”

"Hamilton" is a feat of storytelling genius with lessons for those of us who write history
Seeing “Hamilton” on Broadway—and reading the excellent companion book Hamilton the Revolution—has stirred a few thoughts for those of us who write history, tell history, and love history. On the persistent DNA of founding fathers and founding mothers: In “Hamilton,” you understand within seconds who these people[...]
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Is Your Timeline Future-Focused?

Home screen of CorporateHistory.net's interactive timeline at the American Water Visitor Innovation Center in Camden, NJ
A well-constructed timeline remains an essential marketing tool: it can set your organization apart from its competitors, strengthen your branding, let you brag a little, and tell your story in a way that makes your company memorable. CorporateHistory.net has created dozens of company history timelines and looked[...]
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