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The Evolution of Business

THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS In classical antiquity the office environment was a room where scrolls were kept and scribes did their work. Has anything changed? (Clue: Yes it has) 16 S 1960 WOMEN'S LIB The second phase of feminism began with Betty Friedan's 1963 book The Feminine Mystique 1961 MINI SKIRTS Generally no longer than 10 cm (four inches) below the buttocks 1962 BOWLER HATS The titfer favoured by city gents was life also "the hat that won the west" and the preferred headgear of real-life cowboys from Butch Cassidy to Billy the Kid THE MYSTIQUE RKALIOTLE 1963 10cm 1964 1965 BUSINESS SPEAK 100,000 "SIR" 1966 How 60s bosses liked to be addressed That's how many copies the Xerox 914 model could make per month (one copy every 26.4 seconds, or -136 copies/hour). The Xerox 914 was named because it could copy originals up to 9 inches by 14 inches (229mm x 356 mm) 1967 TEA The favourite working beverage 1968 1969 BUSINESS SPEAN POCKET CALCULATORS The Sinclair Executive was the world's first slimline 1970 “MR" That's how you addressed bosses in the 70s calculator. Launched in August 1972 it cost £79.95 plus VAT, which at that time was about two or three times the average weekly wage. 1971 240p=£1 1972 DECIMALISATION Under the old currency of pounds, shillings and pence, the pound was made up of 240 pence (denoted by the letter d for Latin denarius and now referred to as "old pence"), with 12 pence in a shilling and 20 shillings (denoted by s for Latin solidus) in a pound 1973 BUSINESS FACT! 1975 Equal pay came into law under the Sex Discrimination Act. 1974 FAX Actually invented in the 19th century 1975 1976 FLYING During one test flight, on 7 November 1974 Concorde 001 performed the fastest civil flight across the North Atlantic, setting a record that still stands BUSINESS FACT FLOPPY DISCS Invented by IBM, floppy disks enjoyed three decades as a popular and ubiquitous form of data storage and exchange 1977 1978 Bis should come a rprive YBOAC 1979 3½in 1980s 5%in MOBILE PHONE The first hand-held mobile phone was demonstrated by Dr Martin Cooper of Motorola, using a handset weighing 2 kg 1980 8in BUSINESS FACT! In 1984 Margaret Thatcher privatised BT and opened up the market for telecommunications in the UK 1981 1982 TIME COFFEE Now the office drink of choice. The ideal serving temperature is 1983 MERCURY 1984 PERSONAL COMPUTER In 1982 "The Computer" was named Machine of the Year by Time Magazine 68 to 79 °C LORD OF THE PC Amstrad - from Alan Michael Sugar Trading - went public in 1980 and began trying, to corner the domestic PC market with their propular PCW range computers. 1985 1986 1987 DESKTOP PUBLISHING The term is attributed to Aldus Corporation founder Paul Brainerd, who sought a marketing catch-phrase to describe the small size and affordability of this suite of products that changed publishing forever 1988 1989 1990s 1990 BUSINESS SPEAK FIRST NAME How bosses now prefered to be addressed CASUAL FRIDAYS The tropical roots of Casual Friday go back to 1947 in Hawaii, when the city of Honolulu allowed workers to wear the Aloha shirt part of the year 1991 BUSINESS FACT HOT DESKING A primary motivation for hot desking is cost reduction through space savings - up to 30% 1992 1993 EMAIL Electronic mail predates the inception of the Internet - the first email was sent by IBM in 1935 - and was in fact a crucial tool in creating it 1994 YAHOO! 1995 BLACKBERRY Launched in 1999, the consumer BlackBerry Internet Service is available in 91 countries on over 500 mobile service operators DOTCOM BUBBLE On January 3rd 2000, Yahoo! stocks closed at an all-tíme high of $118.75 a share. However, after the dot-com bubble burst, it settled at a post-bubble low of $4.05 on 26 September 2001a drop of $114 1996 122 1997 1998 1971 8.5% 1999 2001 2000s 16.2% 2000 BUSINESS FACT TEXT MESSAGING The largest average usage of the service by mobile phone subscribers is in the Philippines, with an average of 27 texts sent per day per subscriber 2001 MODERN GLOBALISATION World exports rose from 8.5% in 1970, to 16.2% of total gross world product in 2001 2002 2003 ARNOLD'S WILDROAD TRIP Newsweek SOCIAL MEDIA In the U.S. total minutes spent on social networking sites increased 83 percent between 2008/9 $150million 2004 The estimated cost to develop the iphone over thirty months 2005 "MANCESSION" During the recession in the US in 2009, 10.5% of men were unemployed, compared with 8% of women 2006 2007 2008 HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUSINESS LIABILITY In 2007 the Employment Appeal Tribunal Celebrated its 3 It's strangest case? A 34-year-old masseuse sued the prestigious Old Course Hotel at St Andrews for unfair dismissal and sexual discrimination after she 10.5% 30th anniversary. 2009 FACEBOOK Based on on May 2011, there are 7.5 million children under 13 with accounts, violating the site's terms 2010 was allegedly fired for accusing an A-list celebrity client of lewd conduct; The star? Kevin Costner 8% facebook 2011 Sources: http:/ towergate insurance Towergate Insurance is a trading name of Towergate Underwriting Group Limited, registered in England with company number 4043759.

The Evolution of Business

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The Evolution of Business from Towergate Insurance. See how business’s have evolved from the 60’s – from the first ever calculator to outrageous business insurance claims.


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