Puma sportswear came about thanks to a fight between brothers

Inside an air-raid shelter in World War II Germany, another battle came to a head. Brothers Adolph – also known as Adi and Rudolf Dassler – had been working together for years, selling shoes and sporting equipment, but the relationship had deteriorated. The presence of Rudolf and his family elicited a snarky remark from Adolph…

A lucky weekend in Vegas saved FedEx

What do you do when your company is down to its last five thousand dollars, and a fuel bill is due on the other side of the weekend? Most of us would go to a bank or a relative, or break out the credit card. But that’s why most of us don’t own global companies.…

Find out how Barbie really originated!

Long before she was a wholesome part of the childhood of many a young girl, Barbie was the last thing you’d want your daughter to emulate. She began as a knock-off of a German comic strip character, Bild Lilli, a character that would have put the most outrageous gold-digger to shame. Sassy and bordering on…