What is the Value of a Construction Consultant?

If you’re trying to put together a construction project, the concept of a consultant might seem like a cost you can skip. It’s entirely possible that nothing will go wrong during your project. It’s possible no documents will be misplaced, no one will be injured, and no one will dispute the pro

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The Story Behind the “Nielsen” Name

The Story Behind the “Nielsen” Name

By Phin Upham Most of us know the name “Nielsen” as a brand for tracking television and Internet statistics. You’ve no-doubt heard at least someone referring to Nielsen statistics or a poll. The man, A.C. Nielsen, was born in 1919 in Winnetka Illinois. After brief service in the military,

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Lumber Liquidators

Lumber Liquidators

By Samuel Phineas Upham Hardwood flooring is a great upgrade to most American homes, and there is one retailer that tends to stand out above the rest. While Home Depot and Lowes do substantial business in this market, there has been one company that has made a name for itself selling hardwood flo

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Tiffany and Co, a Lesson in Being Adaptable

Tiffany and Co, a Lesson in Being Adaptable

By Samuel Phineas Upham   Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young founded Tiffany and Co. in 1837. It was headquartered in New York City, but the original Tiffany’s (as it’s known colloquially) was marketed as a store for stationary and other goods. It was originally called “Tiffany

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Self-Service and Full-Service Ad Exchanges Explained

Self-Service and Full-Service Ad Exchanges Explained

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How Ad Exchanges Detect Click Fraud

How Ad Exchanges Detect Click Fraud

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Discovery Communications Corporate History

Discovery Communications Corporate History

Written by Samuel Phineas Upham   Discovery Communications is a mass media company located in Maryland. Discovery was a single channel back in 1985, a documentary-based channel showing video footage based on popular science of the day. It was primarily non-fiction programming, which is sl

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How a DDoS Works

How a DDoS Works

Written by Samuel Phineas Upham     If you have been paying attention to news lately, you’ll notice that the term “DDoS” continues to crop up. The most recent DDoS attacks have been focused on gaming websites, but YouTube and other major outlets have suffered them as well.

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Waste Management Corporate History

Waste Management Corporate History

Written by Samuel Phineas Upham   Harm Huizenga started making his living as a garbage collector, hauling loads off on a cart for $1.25 per wagon full. Business was good enough to pass onto others in the family, and by 1968, Wayne Huizenga had turned Waste Management into a full-fledged c

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The Broom Closet that Started Papa John’s

Written by Samuel Phineas Upham John Schnatter had a plan when he took over the broom closet of his father’s tavern in 1983. He wanted to start his own business selling pizza to the patrons of the bar. Located in Jefferson, Indiana, Mick’s Lounge was the first place one could find a slice o

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