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Alfred Sloan

Alfred Sloan  

(1875–1966)CEO of General Motors. A pivotal figure, not just in the history of American business but also in the development of marketing. He joined General Motors in 1916 having sold his car ...
business cycle

business cycle  

Observed changes to economic conditions which move from prosperity through recession to depression and hence back to recovery and further prosperity. Also known as the economic cycle. See, for ...
chambers of commerce

chambers of commerce  

In the UK, a voluntary organization, existing in most towns, of commercial, industrial, and trading businessmen who represent their joint interests to local and central government. The London Chamber ...
John D. Rockefeller

John D. Rockefeller  

(1839–1937)US industrialist and philanthropist. One of the first to recognize the industrial possibilities of oil, Rockefeller established the Standard Oil Company (1870) and by the end of the decade ...
Pierre Du Pont

Pierre Du Pont  

(1870–1954)Pierre Samuel du Pont was born in Wilmington, Delaware on 15 January 1870, to Lammot and Mary du Pont, and died there on 5 April 1954. His father was ...
Thomas Watson Snr.

Thomas Watson Snr.  

(1874–1956)Thomas John Watson was born in East Campbell, New York on 17 February 1874, the son of Thomas Watson, a farmer, and his wife Jane. He died in New ...

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