THROWBACK THURSDAY: Should We Bring Back These Old-School Office Practices?

{excerpted from an article in the Harvard Business Review online} Progress is good, and the business community has made real advances over the last 50-60 years. But are there elements of twentieth-century business culture that may be worth preserving? Beyond reading books and handwriting notes, what old school  office habits might be worth resurrecting? […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Saturday Night Live Debuts

{excerpted from History online} Saturday Night Live (SNL), representing a new kind of comedic late-night variety show, debuted on NBC on October 11, 1975 starring then relatively unknown comedians Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, Garrett Morris, Jane Curtin and Laraine Newman. It would go on to become the longest-running, highest-rated show on […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: History of Pawnbrokering

Few institutions exist for 400 years. And yet, throughout 2018, the city of Brussels is celebrating Mount of Piety’s 400th anniversary, an institutional pawnbroker run as a charity in Europe from Renaissance times till today. This organization is also referred as Monte di Pietà (Italian), Mont-de-Pi “t ” (French) or Monte de Piedad (Spanish). On […]