I am a born-and-bred-american who loves history and a good book. I’ve been passionate about the intersection between business and history since I was a child. I got my BA in business from the University of Missouri in 2011, and I am currently the Director of the Center for Business and Public Affairs.
I am currently writing a series of blog posts about the intersection between business and history for Master’s of Business Administration programs at several universities.
In one of my last posts I wrote about how my career path was shaped by my passion for business and history. I am currently working on a PhD in the history of business.
For those who don’t know, history of business is a subject of study at colleges and universities around the United States. To get a degree in business history you must take an interdisciplinary course focused on the subject. Most business history students end up writing a paper about their research topic, then submitting it to a journal.
I am a business history student, but that does not mean that I am an expert on the subject. However, I’m a very busy guy who has recently relocated to a small town in the heart of Michigan. As such, I could not possibly attend a business history conference. I was, however, willing to try to attend the annual Midwest Business History Conference in Chicago. The Midwest Business History Conference is often called the “World’s Largest Business History Conference.
I have two goals in mind for my next post. First, I want to take this opportunity to share some of my findings on the subject of business history and the importance of business history. This is because I have some very good reasons to believe that business history is one of the most important things that businesses have to learn. So I want to know why business history is so important.
I have already mentioned how important business history is for the business itself, but that’s not the only reason. I also want to take this opportunity to discuss the importance of business history in the history of the business itself. In my opinion, the important thing about business history is that it’s the foundation for business ethics. Business history has to be a foundation for a business’s philosophy. And I think that it’s very important that business history be taught in business schools.
Business history is a great way to teach business ethics, because if you’ve learned about the company’s history, you can then use the facts in a business’s history to explain the company to the world. And while I’m not 100% sold on the idea that a company should be taught about its history, the fact remains that this is one of the best ways of teaching about the company’s history.
I don’t think I would ever want to see my college career go down the tubes for the sake of some vague “business history”. So it’s not the case that history is not important. I am 100% sold on the idea that history is important. But it does seem that if you want your business to be a success, you need to teach it about its history.
I feel that history is important for a number of reasons. In the first place, history is our own. We have the history of how we came to be who we are and how we went from what we thought to what we are today. In the second place, history is what happened before us and what happened after us. It is the story of our beginnings and our progress through time.