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Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town
3 of 5 stars
The story of Bassett furniture and John Bassett III in particular is a great one that should be told. Beth Macy does a reasonable job telling it, but spends much too much time discussing her challenges and experiences writing the book as...
The Silent Man
5 of 5 stars
Another great John Wells book. I previously compared Alex Berenson and his hero, John Wells, with Vince Flynn and his troubled CIA agent/assassin, Mitch Rapp. Towards the end of Flynn's short life and in his final Rapp books, Flynn got a...
Getting Started with Hobby Quadcopters and Drones
2 of 5 stars
When I was looking up reviews of drones on the web, I found several mentions of this "book" (a pamphlet,really). It's OK,but all the information can be easily found elsewhere online. The repeated warning about crashing your drone and sta...
The Martian
5 of 5 stars
Wow. Just . . . wow. This was one of the most entertaining books I have read in a long time. The story is fabulous and the execution wonderful. Basically a diary of an astronaut left behind in an escape from a failed Mars mission (though...
The Ghost War
5 of 5 stars
I've read a few other of Berenson's John Wells books before and found them entertaining,although not up to the standard set by Vince Flynn and his hero, Mitch Rapp. Sadly, Flynn passed away and having finished all the Mitch Rapp books, I...

The History of Branding

[Note: it looks like the sites mentioned in this post have been taken down]

I ran across a reference to the site, The History of Branding on the trythisonforsize blog.   If you’re at all The History of Brandinginterested in brands and branding or corporate takeovers and spinouts, you gotta check this site out.  Each one of the logos on the site is clickable.  Clicking any one opens up a new page with the story behind the brand. 

There are links on most pages to the history information on the corporate site and to other resources related to the company and its history.

Warning: cruising through all the information may be addictive.

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  • Dave

    I took a quick look at a few and was disappointed. For example, under Mercedes-Benz, it doesn’t say anything about how Mercedes and Benz got together, nor does it say anything about the three pointed star logo. Wikipedia has a much more complete description and covers these issues. Similar with the others I looked at – a really brief synopsis of the company, but really nothing about the brand or how it was built or what the logo means.

  • Dave

    I took a quick look at a few and was disappointed. For example, under Mercedes-Benz, it doesn’t say anything about how Mercedes and Benz got together, nor does it say anything about the three pointed star logo. Wikipedia has a much more complete description and covers these issues. Similar with the others I looked at – a really brief synopsis of the company, but really nothing about the brand or how it was built or what the logo means.

  • http://digitalmail.blogspot.com/ Atul

    Yes Dave in few brands sections all information is not given but nice post Will Herman , thanks doe providing such a nice link because i have got what i was looking for and this is because of you .

  • http://digitalmail.blogspot.com Atul

    Yes Dave in few brands sections all information is not given but nice post Will Herman , thanks doe providing such a nice link because i have got what i was looking for and this is because of you .

  • Natalie

    somehow it is not working at all
    every click takes me to http://mobilesyrup.com/ 

  • http://2-speed.com/ Will

    Natalie, thanks for the heads up. Unfortunately, I can’t find the source for them anywhere. Too bad, the site was pretty cool when I posted about it.

  • Angus Frend

    what is he logo, 2 left from the Lacoste logo?

  • http://2-speed.com/ Will

    Diner’s Club

  • Maxi_k

    What’s the logo  right from NBA Logo?