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Matthew Corrin’s Fresh Approach in Business

March 23, 2012


One day seven years ago, Matthew Corrin found himself in a state of disappointment. In a Midtown Manhattan deli, hungry and sick of eating greasy fast-food, something inside him snapped. Right then and there, he decided to come up with a healthier yet equally sumptuous alternative to diner food. Corrin returned to his roots in […]

The Gem of Matt Lauzon

March 21, 2012


If there is one luxury that women would not be able to resist, it would have to be jewelry. Throughout the years, these expensive adornments have been worn by women of class and stature; naturally, the average female tried to emulate them by buying their very own piece of jewelry. But the problem is, not […]

The Entrepreneurs Who Introduced Mail-Order Catalogues

March 16, 2012


Alvah Roebuck was a humble watchmaker in the late 1800s, trying to find a new job. He responded to an advertisement in the Chicago Daily News with the hopes of getting a new job. A couple of days later, he got what he wanted and more. Richard Warren Sears, the employer and his soon-to-be business […]

How Levi Strauss Made Denims the Most Popular Clothing Item

March 14, 2012


Blue jeans have never been the same, ever since Levi Strauss reinvented its concept.  The German-Jewish immigrant first came to America to rejoin his brothers in New York, who had started a dry goods business called J. Strauss Brother & Co. Little did he know that he would make his own mark in just a […]

Charles Schwab: King of Online Brokers

March 9, 2012


Charles Schwab was born on July 29, 1937 in Sacramento, California. As a young boy, Schwab struggled with reading and writing, and dyslexia. In spite of these odds that almost put him down, Schwab became the founder of the first discount brokerage firm in the US. Schwab studied college at Stanford University. He failed his […]

George Lucas: A Life Making Movies

March 7, 2012


George Lucas was born in Modesto, California on May 14, 1944. He grew up in a walnut ranch and attended Modesto Junior College before joining the University of Southern California film school. While a student at USC, he won the 1967-68 National Student Film Festival for his short film Electronic Labyrinth: THX-1138: 4EB. Following his […]

Bugsy Siegel: The Original Gangster of Las Vegas

March 2, 2012


To many, he was an infamous mobster, but Las Vegas would not have been what it is today without his vision. Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel is known as the man who created the city that never sleeps. Everything you see in Vegas now started off as his vision: a haven of bliss, with gambling as one […]