Category Archives: Timing

Social Musings 101: Timing

Fresh off the press the thought of timing has been popped into my head. How are you using your time? What are you doing with your time? What things can you do better with your time? Or where has all the time gone? So today think about time, and the time you have left. What are you doing with it? Have a wonderful day.

The history of Santander Group

Well there wasn’t very much information listed in regards to the history of the company. But it started in 1857 and was given the approval or decree by Queen Elizabeth II. The company was primarily involved in worldwide trader. The bank was founded on the port of Santander in Northern Spain. According to Wikipedia this was the hub of trade between Spain and Latin America…so we can assume that among things traded here, where furs, jewelry, gold, various wares, and other means of economic commerce. Click the link, read about the history of the Santander Group.

The History of Starbucks

Starbucks was started by Jerry Baldwin, Zev Siegl, and Gordon Bowker. The company opened its doors on March 30, 1971. The three got the idea to sell high quality roasted beans and equipment from Alfred Peet after he showed them how he roasted his beans. Starbucks would eventually buy Peet’s from Alfred. The founders ended up selling the company to a former employee Howard Schlutz, he took the company and ran with it and turned Starbucks into what it is today. When Starbucks first started the market for premium coffee was only 3% after a few years it increased to 10%. Starbucks capitalized on a premium coffee trend before other coffee houses had any clue what was happening. Read about the history of Starbucks. Click the link.

The History of Mastercard

MasterCard was started by a collective of banks some of which predominately or are now known as……United California Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Crocker National Bank, Union Bank of California, and various others. The banks created the card to compete against Bank of America’s card which later turned into Visa,,,,,,,,, what do you know? Well enjoy, reading the history of MasterCard. Click the link.

The History of Shell Oil Company

Shell Oil company actually started out as two companies that kept their respective names but merged for business purposes…Royal Dutch Petroleum Company and the “Shell” Transport and Trading Company Ltd of the United Kingdom are the two companies that came together to form Shell.  Shell was started by  Marcus Samuel, 1st Viscount Bearsted, and Samuel Samuel. I wonder how many people in the world have the same first and last name…seems like a pretty cool concept….like Jones Jones or Bright Bright. Samuel and Samuel were brothers and their father owned a Sea Shell Trading Company so they used a shell as the logo for the company. There’s a lot more to this company…..enjoy reading The History of Shell…….Click the link.

The History of Kraft

So Kraft began when James L. Kraft came to the United States in 1903. Now get this, his idea was to have a door to door cheese business. Now I wonder how many times he was laughed at by others as he went door to door selling cheese? Who knows, but he saw the idea and that’s all that matters and in his first year he lost over 3,000 dollars, that may seem small but that’s a lot of money to lost and keep going on because as ET says it started with a vision. Enjoy reading about the history of Kraft. Click the link.

The History of Thomson Reuters Corporation

Thomson and Reuters was at one time, two separate companies that one day merged. Thomson was started in 1934 as a publisher of a newspaper. Reuters was started in 1851 by Paul Julius Reuter.

The History of Home Depot

The Home Depot was founded by Bernard Marcus, Arthur Blank, Ron Brill, and Pat Farrah in 1978. A friend of theirs was a banker and helped them secure financing for the venture…and the rest is history. So Home depot is still a relatively young company, its only about 36 years old. So age doesn’t matter with business or ideas I see. Enjoy.