Category: Timeline Design

16 Basic Interview Qs for Business Histories

Use these 16 foundational interview questions to gather the facts, feelings, and framework for your organization’s history. We’ve used them with great results across 1,500 interviews for CorporateHistory.net’s business history books and campaigns. Your time at The X Company 1. Name (with spelling), credentials, title, location, start[...]
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4 Ways Around a Lack of Photos

An artifact from eBay and a Bostonian Society photo created the opening spread for the CorporateHistory.net book for A. W. Hastings.
So you need to create a history presentation or timeline, but your organization is lacking in photos from certain time periods? It’s a common problem. Here are four solutions that work for CorporateHistory.net and its clients. 1. Try eBay and other vintage photo sources such as Historic[...]
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Ephemera—Corporate History’s Secret Sauce

BAYADA Home Health Care sponsors an annual adaptive rowing regatta for athletes with disabilities. This oar (a piece of ephemera) was signed by rowers for BAYADA founder Mark Baiada.
In corporate storytelling, formal records help with fact-finding but they never tell the whole tale. You need visual color commentary. You need ephemera. Meaning: things that weren’t necessarily meant to be saved. Such as: Postcards of your original location or your fabulous expansion. Index cards or charity[...]
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Great Timeline Resource

Working on a timeline, historical speech, or About Us page that needs some solid context? Visit greatachievements.org. Compiled by the National Academy of Engineering, this website contains detailed historical information, timelines, and personal essays by key innovators for each of 20 major engineering accomplishments of the 20th[...]
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