100 Years, 100
Countries. Congratulations Oreo!
On Tuesday, March 6th,
Winthrop's client, Kraft Foods celebrates the 100th birthday of the
Oreo cookie and its tasty evolution. Oreo cookies with green tea
creme in China,
Oreo Double Delight with chocolate and peanut
butter in Indonesia, Oreo Duo with strawberry and vanilla flavors in
Argentina, who knew! A limited edition Oreo Birthday Cake launches a
worldwide campaign honoring the world's top-selling cookie (whose
annual revenues reached $1.5 billion last year). The theme,
"Celebrate the Kid Inside" will be showcased in media events and
promotions. So, raise a glass of milk and twist and dunk an Oreo!
Here's to another century of "Oreo moments" and of course, history.
Check out the Oreo facts and more at
"The Nuremberg Scripts"
Burson, now Founder Chairman of Burson-Marsteller, one of the world's largest public relations firms, has placed his extensive papers, including the original broadcast scripts, in the Burson-Marsteller Archives, which Deborah Shea of Winthrop Group set up and continues to maintain. The near immediate weekend response to Joe Nocera's column required quick action.
Harold Burson's radio reporting for the American Forces Network was the subject of an Op-ed column by Joe Nocera in the Saturday, October 1st New York Times. It was the end of the Nuremberg trials 65 years ago that prompted coverage of the topic now. As a 24-year old soldier Burson covered the trials from their start on November 20, 1945 through March 29, 1946 and wrote the radio broadcast scripts for the Network.
Burson wanted to post his scripts on his website and Nocera wanted to reference them in a postscript he planned for his Tuesday, October 4th, New York Times column. Monday morning Shea assisted Burson in selecting scripts to post and while she scanned the original typewritten pages, Burson wrote an introduction. Burson's Proof team handled creation of new website page. You can see the results at
Harold Burson knows the value of archives in his profession and in business. Deborah Shea, now a Senior Archivist at Winthrop, began working with Burson-Marsteller in 1989.
Hip Meets Heritage: Fashion Chic From Pendleton Archives
Pendleton, the 148-year-old company brand traditionally associated with the Beach Boys' plaid shirts, Native American blankets, and outdoor wear, is energetically mining its Archives for new designs that are riding high on the current wave of heritage chic and avant-garde clothing. In the process, the Portland, Oregon firm is attracting a new and younger generation of customers and beginning to transform the traditional image of their iconic American brand. Pendleton's latest fashion initiative is "The Portland Collection," launched in September 2011. This pace-setting effort follows a surge of successful collaborations over the last three years with several major U.S. clothing companies and boutique design clothiers, including Opening Ceremony, all of which like The Portland Collection have drawn upon legacy designs held in the Pendleton Archives for inspiration. See a 3-minute video about The Portland Collection that includes scenes of the designers visiting the Pendleton Archives at
Pendleton's archival collections have served as a source of design inspiration, product and intellectual property documentation, and business information since 1990, when the company first engaged Winthrop Group. Since then, a Winthrop archivist has maintained Pendleton's Archives and assisted the company's management and designers of textiles, mens- and womenswear, and Native American blankets in their use of the archival resources.
CNBC Premieres New Series "Titans: Moguls, Mavericks and Empires" with Procter & Gamble
It is no surprise that the largest consumer products company in the world, Procter & Gamble, takes the opening position in the CNBC's "Titans". This series "...profiles remarkable people who made careers turning the 'unthinkable' into reality and companies that grew from humble roots to worldwide recognition." Now known for more than 300 brands and its global reach, P&G's origins nearly 175 years ago are rooted in the insight, ingenuity, entrepreneurship, and innovations of two immigrants, William Procter and James Gamble. The program includes interviews with former CEO's John Pepper and A.G. Lafley, current CEO Bob McDonald, and P&G's Director of Archives and Historian Ed Rider. In addition, Producer Alex Flaster turned to Winthrop Group's Davis Dyer and Fred Dalzell who authored the definitive book on Procter & Gamble and its brands, Rising Tide, published by Harvard Business School Press.
The "Titans" premiere, with its examination of P&G, is on CNBC Thursday, July 7th, at 9:00 pm EDT and rebroadcast on Sunday, July 10th, at 10:00 pm EDT. Additional series and program information, images, and video clips (including those from interviews with Ed Rider and Fred Dalzell) can be found at
Paul Taylor Dance Company Archive Now Available to Public
The Winthrop Group recently completed a NHPRC grant project with the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation. The Paul Taylor Dance Archive is now available to the public at
www.ptdc.org/archive. The grant from NHPRC enabled Winthrop and the Foundation to process, catalog, and provide online access to this archive. The collection descriptions will also be available on ArchiveGrid at the end of the summer (www.archivegrid.com). The funding enabled the Foundation to continue to preserve Mr. Taylor's work, and provide access to more than 50 years of documentation to the worldwide dance community, researchers, and the general public.
back to top
Christian Stadler: Learning from the History of Outstanding Corporations
Christian Stadler, a Lecturer in Strategy at the University of Bath and an occasional contributor to The Winthrop Group, has just published
Enduring Success: What We Can Learn from the History of Outstanding Corporations (Stanford University Press). How do firms succeed over time?
Enduring Success, the result of a six-year study of some of Europe's oldest and most prestigious corporations, offers the first non-US perspective on this question. Organized around five principles, it provides a coherent framework for business leaders who are wise enough to learn from the history. As Jeroen van der Veer, the former CEO of Shell, puts it: "Christian Stadler's analysis of business history is a source of inspiration for the future. As an executive, its perspective and insights keep you humble." To purchase a copy of the book, visit
back to top
Professor Richard Sylla Receives Award
Richard Sylla, Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets and Professor of Economics at the Stern School of Business at NYU and a member of Winthrop's History Advisory Board, has been honored by the Business History Conference (BHC). The organization presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Sylla at its April meeting. The award recognizes contributions to scholarship in business history and to the work of the Conference.
While teaching at New York University, Sylla has written about capital markets, the history of interest rates, and the American economy and beginning in June 2010 has served as Chairman of the Board of the Museum of Finance in New York City. He received his BA, MA, and PhD from Harvard University and has been a member of Winthrop's History Advisory Board since its inception.
Though chartered in 1970, the Business History Conference first met in 1954. A decade ago the BHC initiated its Lifetime Achievement Award by conferring it on Alfred D. Chandler (1917-2007) who wrote and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for
The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business (1977).
More information about Professor Sylla and BHC's Award can be found at
www.stern.nyu.edu/Newsroom/EventArchive/CON_024763 and about the Museum of American Finance at
back to top
Ford Foundation Selects Archival Collections for Access
The Ford Foundation has contracted with the Winthrop Group to process and create EAD (encoded archival description) finding aids for a selected group of high priority program and administrative records. The work involves reviewing, arranging and describing an estimated 1,700 cubic feet of institutional papers.
Winthrop Archivists Brian Bleich and Rachel Moskowitz are working under the direction of Senior Consultant Deborah Shea and Jason Loeffler, Information and Archives Technology Manager at Winthrop, is assisting with preparation of the EAD Finding Aids. The project is scheduled for completion in December 2012.
The Ford Foundation is an independent, nonprofit, nongovernmental institution established in 1936. It operates in the United States and in ten regions around the world with a commitment to supporting visionary people working on the frontlines of social change. Its mission has been to:
Further information about the Ford Foundation and its grant making can be found at
- Strengthen democratic values
- Reduce poverty and injustice
- Promote international cooperation
- Advance human achievement.
back to top
Winthrop Book Reissued in Paperback and E-Book Format
Cambridge University Press has announced that it will reissue
Cotton's Renaissance: A Study in Market Innovation (2001) in paperback and e-book format. Co-authored by Timothy C. Jacobson and George David Smith, the book explains how Cotton Incorporated learned to drive demand and adapt to a global marketplace. Now those insights have found new audiences 10 years on - a testament to the enduring value and wide appeal of Winthrop's work.
back to top
Winthrop's Frederick Dalzell Earns Rave Reviews for Sprague Biography
Fred Dalzell has earned rave reviews for his recent book,
Engineering Invention: Frank J. Sprague and U.S. Electrical Industry, 1880-1900 (MIT Press, 2010). Commissioned by Sprague's grandson, Dalzell's book is more than a fascinating study of a pioneer in the development of electric motors and mass-transit systems that altered the physical and cultural landscape of American cities. "It spurs reflection on critical conceptual issues in the history of technology," notes David Hochfelder in the
Journal of American History. "Dalzell writes with economy, clarity, and confidence," adds Louis Carlat in
Business History Review. "The book is a pleasure to read, and it will richly reward anyone interested in the broad themes of innovation and the formation of new technological industries." Indeed,
Engineering Invention follows in a long line of Winthrop publications over the years that demonstrate a key principle of our work: that serious history, written to the highest professional standards, can also tell a great story.
For more information about this book, visit the
back to top
New Winthrop Book: The Broughtons of Dayton
The Broughtons of Dayton, Winthrop's Richard Hobbs sets a uniquely American saga against the backdrop
of sweeping vistas of rolling wheat fields and the majestic Blue Mountains of southeast Washington State.
This portrait of a family and their business provides a window on the progress of the nation's western frontier
and how pioneers, farmers, ranchers, merchants, and hosts of others transformed the land beginning in the 19th
Century. It is a tale of hard work and sweat, innovation and adaptability, dedication to conservation and
sensitivity to environmental concerns combined to form a continuing commitment to the land and people of
Columbia County, Washington. The Broughtons' extraordinary success demonstrates how the "American Dream" kindled
aspirations for a better life.
"Richard Hobbs has crafted a book so rich and so readable that it will anchor and delight generations to come," writes Judith Yengling Forkner, member of the Broughton Land Company Partnership Committee. "Richard Hobbs has
a gift not only for presenting the history but also for really bringing the place and the people to life. As
I read The Broughtons of Dayton, I could see the hills and the valleys, I could feel the soil, and I could again
watch Grandmother Broughton sitting in her chair, shaking with laughter. Richard really got it right, and our
children and their children will be the beneficiaries of this rich and wonderful history."
back to top
75th Anniversary For New York's Apollo Theater
A beautiful new book, prepared in conjunction with a travelling exhibition sponsored by the Smithsonian
National Museum of African American History, celebrates the Apollo Theater's 75th Anniversary.
Like the Real Thing; How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment recounts the Apollo's history using
stories told by performers, historians, and others who were there to experience one of America's most iconic
venues. Plentiful use of images, many displayed in the Smithsonian's exhibit, provide the reader with a visual
record as well.
||This Smithsonian publication conveys the Apollo's significance in
American culture and places the Apollo Theater firmly in context of
American social trends, as well as in the history of African Americans
in Harlem, New York City, and the rest of the country. Using essays,
photographs, and pictures of documents, it covers the trajectory of
music in America from the early 20th century to the
present day. Though the exhibit will be in Washington D.C. through August 29, 2010, it is scheduled to travel
nationwide displaying the clothing, videos, photographs and memorabilia selected by the curators from
the theater's eight decades- long history. Information about the exhibit is included at the website
During the winter of 2011, the exhibit will travel to New York City where the Apollo Theater continues
to operate and where its own archival collections are located. Until then, Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
can be purchased in the lobby of the Theater or through its website at
The Apollo Theater is a client of Winthrop Group's Information & Archival Services Division.
back to top
Selections From The Henry Darger Archives Now On View At The American
Folk Art Museum
An exhibition titled "The Private Collection of Henry Darger", currently at the American Folk Art Museum in
New York City, features material from the Henry Darger Archives that previously have not been shown. Included
are collages created by Mr. Darger and items from his collections of newspaper clippings, magazine illustrations,
coloring book pages, and assorted stamps. Some of the selections once hung in Darger's own living quarters in
Chicago. To improve preservation and access, the American Folk Art Museum engaged Winthrop Group to organize
and process these materials in 2007-2008.
Information about the exhibition, which continues through September 19, 2010, is available at
A description of the Museum's Darger Study Center can be found at
back to top
Two Winthrop Clients In Forbes' List Of America's Best Prep Schools
Winthrop is proud to serve some of the leading institutions in their fields.
Recently, Forbes magazine ranked two Winthrop clients, Trinity School and
Phillips Exeter Academy, in its annual list of America's best preparatory
schools. For the full story, see
Winthrop has done significant work for both schools. Last year, Timothy
Jacobson published Charity and Merit: Trinity School at 300 (University
Press of New England). Founded as a charity school supported by the Anglican
Church, Trinity survived lean years throughout the 19th and early 20th
centuries to become one of New York City's-indeed, the nation's-preeminent
independent educational institutions. How it did so is the subject of this
book, scrupulously researched and well-written with gorgeous illustrations
drawn from Trinity's Archives. In 2008, Julia Heskel and Davis Dyer
published After the Harkness Gift: A History of Phillips Exeter Academy
Since 1930 (University Press of New England). This work explains how
Phillips Exeter, with the help of a $5.8 million gift from philanthropist
Edward S. Harkness, developed its distinctive pedagogical approach, and then
successfully adapted it to fundamental changes in American society in the
back to top
Margaret Graham Publishes On History Of U.S. Entrepreneurship
Winthrop Group Director Margaret Graham is widely known as an historian of innovation who is both incisive and unafraid to express
what others shy away from. Recently she has focused her attention on the entrepreneurial version of the American corporation and
factors that have influenced 20th century entrepreneurship in general. In addition to publishing on the topic in the April issue of
Wilson Quarterly, Graham's chapter "Entrepreneurship in the United States, 1920-2000" appears in a book just published by Princeton
University Press. The book, edited by David S. Landes, Joel Mokyr, and William J. Baumol, is entitled
The Invention of Enterprise:
Entrepreneurship from Ancient Mesopotamia to Modern Times (http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9006.html).
Graham identifies "a complex and evolving set of relationships between big corporations, enterprising individuals, and smaller firms...the 'hidden' relationships [that] have provided the American economy with its special capacity for renewal". With unblinking eye, she goes on to examine
how a financial sector oblivious or indifferent to its most vital role in the economy gradually has drained away the investment capital, so essential
to the flowering of entrepreneurial activity and research and development. Instead of "nurturing entrepreneurship" most of the energy in finance is
pouring into the creation of instruments designed chiefly to enrich the intermediaries. This is leaving what Graham refers to as America's "entrepreneur-hero"
as well as various other less familiar U.S. entrepreneurs gasping for air and relying mainly on various government sources for life support.
back to top
The Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Archives, Rodino Law Library, Seton Hall University School Of Law,
Are Available For Research
Mr. Rodino donated his extensive Congressional and personal papers to Seton Hall University School of Law in 1988. His Archives document his 20
term career in the U.S. House of Representatives (1949-1989), including his service as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee during the Vice
Presidential confirmations of Gerald Ford and Nelson Rockefeller, and the Nixon Impeachment Inquiry. The collection also contains materials
pertaining to his tenure as a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Constitutional Law at Seton Hall University School of Law, in particular seminars
he taught on Civil Rights and Immigration, and Watergate and the Iran Contra Affair.
After Mr. Rodino's death in May 2005, Seton Hall engaged Winthrop Group to undertake the hands-on processing of the collection and prepare the finding aid.
Work was completed on the 535 linear foot collection in 2008. Recently, Seton Hall posted the Winthrop's EAD Finding Aid on-line at
back to top
Winthrop Group Participates In The Hundred Year Association's Panel Discussion On Documenting Corporate History
||On February 24th, Winthrop's George David Smith and Janine St. Germain participated in a panel discussion In
New York hosted by the Hundred Year Association, an alliance of businesses that have been in existence for at least a century. The evening's
discussion focused on strategies for producing a corporate history. Smith, a founding director of the Winthrop Group, explained how documenting and
learning from corporate history can support an organization's marketing and strategic planning efforts as well as help it manage organizational change.
Other panelists included Amy Oshinsky of Guardian Life Insurance Co., Brian Anderson, Commissioner of the New York City's Municipal Archives, and Peter Savigny,
a producer of historical documentaries. Guardian Life recently produced a historical publication using material culled from its archives. In 2004, Winthrop used
those same archives to research and write a history of the company, Mutually Beneficial: the Guardian and Life Insurance in America (New York University
back to top
Robert Kushner's Food Fashion Show, 2010
Artist Robert Kushner recently created a revival of his noted 1972 performance piece, "Robert Kushner and Friends Eat Their Clothes."
Planned in collaboration with Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, the food fashion show was held at New York City's Astor
Center for Food and Wine. Mr. Kushner narrated the show and participated in the following panel discussion which addressed the use
of food in art, photography, and fashion. Elegant black and white prints of the costumes, photographed by Stanley Stellar, were selected
from the Kushner Archive and served as a point of reference for the evening's performance.
The collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Tate Gallery in London, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and
many other museums include works by Mr. Kushner. His mural installations can be seen in locations as diverse as the
Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina and the Gramercy Tavern in New York City.
back to top
Paul Taylor Dance Company Celebrates Founder's 80th Birthday
For more than 55 of his 80 years Paul Taylor has been making dances, the first of them in 1954. This year, while
his dancers receive high praise for performances at New York's City Center, Mr. Taylor's company and the public
are celebrating the choreographer's 80th birthday. The wide scope of Taylor's choreography is evident at City Center
where the 18 dances being performed include classics such as 'Esplanade', 'Brandenburgs', and 'Piazzolla Caldera' along
with this year's premieres of 'Brief Encounters' and 'Also Playing'.
The New York Times dance critic Alastair Macaulay states that the current City Center season, which runs through March 14th,
demonstrates again that Paul Taylor is "one of the most singular and searching imaginations of our time. Undeterred by even
the most difficult of subjects or complex of relationships, Taylor continues to create dances that engage, startle, and make
his audiences think. Macaulay cannot help but refer to the choreographer as the 'Beloved Renegade', a title Mr. Taylor gave
to a dance that had its City Center premiere in 2009.
While Mr. Taylor and the dancers are focused on the City Center performances, the company's staff is preparing to move into its
new location on Grand Street in lower Manhattan. The newly renovated space will house rehearsal studios, the school, Taylor 2,
offices, costume and production support, and the Archives.
The Company's commitment to maintaining a documentary record of Mr. Taylor's work first bloomed in 1993, the year he made his 100th dance.
The Repertory Preservation Project, as it was called, has resulted in the Paul Taylor Dance Archives, a collection that now includes paper,
photographic, moving image, and digital documentation. Seventeen years after conducting the initial archives assessment and implementing a
plan for the Archives, the Winthrop Group continues to provide the Paul Taylor Dance Company with archival processing and reference
services on a retainer basis.
back to top
A Guide To The Archives Of The Visiting Nurse Service Of New York
Is Available On-line
The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) transferred its Archives to Columbia University's Medical
Center for deposit in the Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library during the Fall of 2008. The new Guide,
written by Stephen E. Novak, Head of Archives & Special Collections at the Health Sciences Library, is based
on a finding aid prepared by the Winthrop Group in 1995.
VNSNY turned to Winthrop Group in 2008 for assistance with identifying an institution where they could
deposit their Archives. VNSNY planned to renovate its Upper East Side headquarters and appropriate storage
space was needed for the Archives while the construction was in progress.
Winthrop Group undertook research on potential repositories, and prepared a report and a comparison chart to assist VNSNY
with its decision. In addition, the Winthrop team assisted with the transfer by refiling borrowed archival materials,
reviewing new documents that had been placed in the Archives, weeding duplicates, and boxing loose papers.
We also prepared an overview of the archival collection and a list of the new materials. Columbia's Health Sciences
Library's Archives staff continued work on the VNSNY Archives in 2009 and now, a new finding aid is available at
We were familiar with the VNSNY archival collections. In the mid-1990s, VNSNY contracted with Winthrop Group to evaluate
its historic documentation and photographs and prepare recommendations and a work plan for organizing and preserving
them. VNSNY subsequently hired the Winthrop Group to set up an archives and arrange and describe the historic
documents and photographs. The initial hands-on work was completed in 1995.
back to top
Archives Of The American Stock Exchange Moves To NYSE Euronext
As NYSE Euronext completed its acquisition of the American Stock Exchange (the Amex) in October 2008, NYSE Archivists
already were working on plans to identify and review the important archival documentation of the Amex. Their plans, carried
out with the assistance of The Winthrop Group, Inc., helped to ensure that the lively history and the archival records of the
American Stock Exchange are preserved for ongoing business and scholarly purposes.
Known during the 19th century as the "curbstone brokers, the Amex's reputation was built on the fact that its members took on
the challenges of trading securities of unseasoned, smaller, and/or innovative companies and weathered the elements while trading
outdoors year round. A vigorous effort by its leaders brought regulation, a 1921 move indoors, and improved credibility for what
had become the New York Curb Market. Through bull and bear markets, the Curb Market's influence grew and in 1953 its members adopted
the American Stock Exchange name.
The NYSE Archivists are proceeding with integration of the Amex documentation into their Archives, and the work of arranging and
describing an estimated 140 cubic feet of historical records, photographs, printed materials and publications commenced in the summer.
From early 20th century photographs of the curbstone brokers, ticker notices and published constitutions and rules, to Securities and
Exchange Commission testimony, the introduction of options and derivatives and late 20th century images of the trading floor, the papers
reveal the evolution and progress of the marketplace.
back to top
New Winthrop Book: Venture Capitalist Peter A. Brooke
Winthrop is pleased to announce the publication of
A Vision for Venture
Capital: Realizing the Promise of Global Venture Capital & Private Equity (New Ventures Press/University Press of
New England), by Peter A. Brooke, with Daniel Penrice.
A Vision for Venture Capital chronicles the distinguished career of Peter Brooke, one of the
world's pioneering venture capitalists. Nicknamed "the Johnny Appleseed of venture capital" for his
role in the industry's spectacular growth, Brooke argues that private equity
is an essential element of economic growth and development. At a time when
some believe that venture capital's best days are behind it, and private
equity has come under renewed criticism, A Vision for Venture Capital,
written with Winthrop's Daniel Penrice, offers a fresh look at the
industry's history, and how it can fulfill its potential in the 21st
"Venture capital today is at last emerging as a truly global industry,"
writes Josh Learner, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at
Harvard Business School. "This evolution validates Peter Brooke's vision of
many decades ago, and his pioneering efforts in this arena. This book
provides a fascinating retrospective of Peter's career, as well as a variety
of insights about the likely evolution of the global venture industry."
back to top
New Winthrop Book: Biography of Inventor Frank J. Sprague
Winthrop is pleased to announce the publication of
Frank J. Sprague and the U. S. Electrical Industry, 1880-1900 (MIT Press), by Frederick Dalzell.
In just 20 years, inventor Frank J. Sprague
(1857-1934) achieved an astonishing series of technological breakthroughs,
from pioneering work in self-governing motors to the first full-scale
operational electric railway system. A shrewd businessman, he also
commercialized his inventions and promoted them to financial backers and the
"A study of Frank Sprague's important contributions to electrical history is
long overdue," writes Paul Israel, Director and General Editor of the Thomas
A. Edison Papers Project at Rutgers University. "Frederick Dalzell does this
in impressive fashion while using Sprague's life and career to inquire into
the nature of technological innovation and the role of the heroic inventor
in American industry."
||In Engineering Invention, Winthrop's Frederick Dalzell sets
Sprague's story against the backdrop of one of the most dynamic periods in
the history of technology. In a burst of innovation during these years,
Sprague and his contemporaries-Thomas Edison, Nicolas Tesla, George
Westinghouse, and others-transformed the technologies of electricity and
reshaped urban life. Dalzell reminds us that even as large corporations
became the driving force of technological change, the independent inventor
continued to play a vital role in promoting innovation.
back to top
Cleveland Clinic Is In The News
Winthrop client, Cleveland Clinic, is front and center in the news at present because of the appealing model it presents
with respect to health care reform options in the US. Like several other hospitals, including the Mayo Clinic and the much
smaller Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, New York, Cleveland Clinic has distinguished itself by achieving better patient
outcomes while paying doctors salaries rather than fees for service. (See www.nytimes.com/2009/07/25/health/policy/25doctors.html.)
Even before the public debate about healthcare heated up, Cleveland Clinic was recognized for its accomplishments. These and the history behind
them are examined in the the video "All for One: The Story of the Cleveland Clinic" which won a Silver Telly Award in 2008. Produced by Telos Productions of Cleveland, Ohio, the script was co-authored by Winthrop's Davis Dyer and Tom Ball of Telos Productions. An excerpt of the film is featured on Winthrop Group's website:
Video, Multimedia, & the Web.
The Telly Awards were established in 1978 to showcase the very best local, regional, and national television commercials, programming, and other film and video productions by the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, and corporate video departments around the world.
"All for One" was the third Telly Award winner for the Winthrop-Telos partnership, which previously received Bronze Tellys for "Fred Crawford: Celebrating
100 Years" and "Everybody Wins, A History of the Progressive Corporation, 1937-1983".
back to top
Margaret B.W. Graham Contributes To New Publication
The Winthrop Group's Margaret B.W. Graham has contributed to a new publication from the Stanford University Press.
The Challenge of Remaining Innovative:
Insights from Twentieth Century American Business, edited by
Sally H. Clarke, Naomi R. Lamoreaux, and Steven W. Usselman, examines
innovation as a complex phenomenon. The contributors explore two main
themes: the challenge of remaining innovative and the necessity of
managing institutional boundaries in doing so. Graham provides an
interesting look at innovation in her article, "Corning as Creative
Responder: A Schumpterian Interpretation of Disruptive Innovation",
found in Chapter Two of the book.
Richard N. Langlois of The University of Connecticut writes, "In
The Challenge of Remaining Innovative, a stellar group of
authors asks anew the Schumpeterian questions of innovation, the corporation, and the state. The result is a sophisticated and nuanced volume that will find itself
at the center of future scholarship in this area."
Please visit the Stanford University Press to read more reviews or to purchase the book:
back to top
Sales Push LePatner Book Into Paperback
The success of Barry B. LePatner's
Buildings, Busted Budgets, written with Winthrop's Timothy Jacobson, has
led University of Chicago Press to release the book in paperback. An in-depth
study of the U.S. construction industry,
Broken Buildings examines the causes of
inordinate cost overruns in everything from residential home-building
and commercial construction to home renovations. LePatner, a New York
lawyer specializing in the construction industry, explains how business,
government, and the individual consumer fall prey to the inefficient
practices of all parties involved in a major construction project, from
contractors, designers, and suppliers to workers and labor unions.
LePatner provides a blueprint for tackling this problem, including
tougher contracts, background checks, and hiring experts to monitor
To read the original review in the Wall Street Journal, click here:
back to top