Category: Executive Memoirs

10 Usefully Quirky Interview Questions

These ten business history interview questions – slightly offbeat, always evocative – have been used by CorporateHistory.net with great results in developing executive memoirs, business anniversary projects, and speeches. We ask these Qs only after covering the 16 basic interview questions we blogged about last month. Can[...]
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War Paint: B’way musical as corporate history

"War Paint" curtain scrim as viewed from mezzanine at New York's Nederlander Theater. Photo by Marian Calabro (c) 2017.
I admire great Broadway musicals and good corporate histories equally, so “War Paint” was a must-see. Alas, in the words of novelist Janet Burroway, “Only trouble is interesting.” And there’s not nearly enough trouble, conflict, or call it what you will in this twin biography of cosmetics[...]
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Springsteen’s Work-Life Memoir

Bruce Springsteen’s memoir Born to Run brilliantly gets to the essential nature of many things: creativity, depression, New Jersey . . . and on top of that it’s a workplace memoir. C’mon, haven’t you dreamt of breaking out of cube life to become a performer? Great reading,[...]
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#1 Success Factor in Corporate History Campaigns

"The Persistence of Memory" by Salvador Dali
Starting early is the #1 success factor in a corporate history campaign. Allowing sufficient time will save money and ensure best-practice results. How much time? The better part of a year for a campaign or book, ideally one to two years, with the clock starting when you[...]
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