Category: Oral History

Eleven Non-Book Ideas for Corporate Anniversaries

CorporateHistory,net president Marian Calabro and a cutout of BAYADA Home Health Care founder Mark Baiada. Selfie walls and a gala at the annual conference were among the ways BAYADA celebrated its 40th anniversary all year long. CorporateHistory.net’s book for BAYADA became a Graphic Design USA award-winner.
Searching for ways to celebrate your company anniversary if you lack the time or budget for a book? Here are 11 ideas. 1. Do the core planning: create an anniversary team, identify audiences, develop a unifying theme, design a unique logo that piggybacks on your brand, mine[...]
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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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A Time for Soul Searching

"It causes everyone to do a little soul searching...and that is very healthy." (Photo by Jason Schuller, courtesy of Unsplash)
“It is wonderful to have you digging into our corporate culture. I think it causes everyone to do a little soul searching, at least for their business soul, and that is very healthy.” This comment by a wise client, voiced a few years ago, echoes resoundingly amid[...]
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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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