70s Christmas…

Before the Internet, cell phones, Twitter and Google. If you're under 40, you've probably never seen this.
It arrived 30 years ago, a rebellious little ditty that became the ultimate anti-Christmas carol by killing off an eggnog-loving Grandma in the very first line, says The Dallas Morning News. But during those 30 years,...

Edison To Receive Grammy

Thomas Alva Edison will receive a Special Merit Award from The Recording Academy this January according to The Morning Journal. Among his thousands of inventions, Edison patented his phonograph, the device that allowed people to record...

Where Did WD40 Come From?

The Business Pundit has an interesting list of common product origins. In 1953, three rocket scientists at San Diego’s Rocket Chemical Company tried to develop a substance that would prevent corrosion in rockets by...

Edison’s Lab To Reopen

Associated Press: The New Jersey laboratory where Thomas Edison perfected some of his most famous inventions is reopening with a wealth of restored material. The Thomas Edison National Historical Park has undergone a six-year, $13 million overhaul. Edison...
WalletPop: Soaring unemployment has plenty of people wondering how to improve their odds in today's ultra-competitive job market -- and do something constructive with all of their extra free time. The National Association of Colleges and Employers'...
WHYY.org: This month 400 years ago the astronomer and inventor, Galileo, was presenting his new fangled device, the telescope, to the Venetian court. He had to plead his case on the many ways the telescope could...

Biz Read: American Entrepreneur

Amazon: Ever since the first colonists landed in 'The New World', Americans have forged ahead in their quest to make good on the promises of capitalism and independence. This book vividly illustrates the history of business...
DivineCaroline: Some people just have a gift. They may already be talented musicians, actors, artists, or mathematicians, but some prolific thinkers have minds that work in overdrive in multiple different areas. Some very famous inventors originated...
Fast Company: Amina Nazari is a product designer by training, so it makes sense that she was mystified by the things that people don't need, but nonetheless hang onto because of their sentimental value. Sure, we...
Rhonda Abrams over at USA TODAY has this to say about today: I love the Fourth of July. Friends, barbecue, fireworks. Many years I celebrate the holiday with my family in Ashland, Oregon where I watch...
CNNMoney.com: Each morning that he unlocks the doors of Cottage Pharmacy, owner Ken Villani fights a losing battle. Revenue at his Woodbury, N.Y., store has been dropping for months. But unlike at other retail establishments, sales at...
Wired: The iPod was not invented in 2001 in Cupertino, California. It was invented in England in 1979, by “serial inventor” Kane Kramer. This is not a story of intellectual property theft, or of big companies putting...
Rhonda Abrams At USA TODAY: Here's a trivia question: Who's the only U.S. president to receive a patent? Here's a hint: He was also a small business owner and one-time retailer. The answer: Abraham Lincoln. This year...
The New York Times: Invariably, once the recession is over, hundreds of people are going to come forth and offer “lessons learned from the recent hard times.” That’s fine. But we all can use that advice now....
CNNMoney.com: Procter & Gamble Founded during: The Panic of 1837 Candle maker William Procter and soap maker James Gamble joined forces to start a small household-goods business in Cincinnati. IBM Founded during: The Depression, 1873-1896 Three startups - the Tabulating Machine...
photo credit: SC Fiasco Facing a potential $6 billion shortfall this year, the U.S. Postal Service has asked Congress to allow it to cut one day of mail delivery and it wouldn't necessarily be Saturday!...
The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur: John D. Rockefeller, Greatest Wealth - $318 Billion at age 74, First Job — Book keeper Warren Buffet, Greatest Wealth - $62 Billion at age 77, First Job — Newspaper delivery boy Bill Gates,...