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By Adam Horowitz

Business 2.0 journal publishes an annual disguise tale known as "The one zero one Dumbest Moments in Business." that includes one zero one hilarious goods concerning the year’s such a lot unbelievably silly enterprise mistakes, it’s highly well liked by its greater than part 1000000 print subscribers—and with the 2 million those that learn it on the internet this 12 months. within the Dumbest Moments in company background, the editors of commercial 2.0 have compiled the simplest in their first 4 annual concerns plus nice (or no longer so nice, if you be accountable) moments from the past.
From New Coke to the Edsel, from Rosie journal to Burger King’s "Herb the Nerd," the book’s highlights include:
• a Romanian motor vehicle plant whose employees banded jointly to get rid of the company’s debt by way of donating sperm and giving the proceeds to their employer
• the Heidelberg electrical Belt, a type of low-voltage jockstrap offered in 1900 to therapy impotence, kidney issues, insomnia, and lots of different complaints
• the time Beech-Nut bought "100% natural apple juice" that contained nary a drop of apple juice
• the Midas advert crusade that includes an aged consumer ripping open her shirt and displaying her "mufflers" to the fellows within the shop
• a London videogame maker that sought volunteers who may permit the corporate to put advertisements at the headstones of deceased relatives
Grouped via theme—bosses long past undesirable, criminally inventive accounting, etc.—The Dumbest Moments in enterprise heritage is a enjoyable and humorous examine the big-time ways in which big-time businesses have screwed up throughout the many years.

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Barr's tales increasingly were set in a romantic earlier time, his last story being set in 1823. " The characters in Barr's Tuscaloosa tales died many decades ago. Most of the settings of Barr's stories burned or fell down long ago; some were torn down to make way for new buildings. But Barr's tales reveal a great deal about everyday life in Tuscaloosa and in all of antebellum Alabamathe different ethnic groups, the place of women, differences between planters and plain folk, and frontier conditions in general.

Boyd, who got Barr out of the printing office and generously funded him all the way through graduation from The University of Alabama. Barr's work at the university was outstanding. He was admitted in October 1838 as a freshman, age fourteen, and was graduated three years later. His academic record showed a. 99 average in 1841. He then stayed on an extra year to complete his master's degree. ) After receiving his master's degree, Barr was hired by The University of Alabama as a tutor in mathematics.

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