Category Business

The Evolution (Revolution?) of Vending Machines

Coin-operated vending machines were invented by Percival Everitt in 1883 and got their start in London in the late 1800s.  Those first machines dispensed postcards, envelopes and notepaper and were widely seen in train stations and post offices. In years past, we used our quarters to buy Cokes and candy bars.  Vending machines were a […]

What’s On Your Bookshelf?

So many books, so little time.  I love to read, but seldom have the time to do it.  And when I do, I want to “unplug” – spend a little time in a fictional world chasing dragons, finding magic and getting involved in other people’s stories.  That being said, there is value to reading for […]

Cultural Diversity in the Workplace

Multiculturalism has been sewn into the fabric of America for hundreds of years.  40 million immigrants came to the United States between 1830 and 1940, many of them with little or no English language skills, and certainly most of them unskilled laborers.  And the face of America continues to change.  According to the 2010 U.S. […]