What Business Can Learn from the Lessons of History

A unique business conference and corporate presentation that will strengthen decision making skills

A central asset of any organisation is its human capital.

This outstanding presentation will enhance morale and motivational levels within your business, producing more committed and well rounded executives and other team members.

The presentation will further strengthen participant’s decision making skills, which are central to the efficient running of a business.

Extensively researched, instructive and entertaining, ‘What Business Can Learn from the Lessons of History’ is a novel and fresh approach to broadening and enriching business capabilities.


What was Winston Churchill’s attitude to achieving success, and what can business people learn from this?

What were Napoleon Bonaparte’s people
management techniques that are relevant to today’s executives?

What was US President Theodore Roosevelt’s work ethic, which celebrated the nobility of work, that is so germane to today’s ambitious and aspiring business executives?

How did Catherine the Great of Russia approach the question of people management?

How is Empress Maria Theresa of Austria’s management style still applicable to business today?

What was the relationship between Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, of Rolls Royce fame, that is an enduring model for business excellence today?

What was German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck’s approach to decision making that should be embraced by business executives today?

What can George Armstrong Custer teach business people about overcoming career setbacks?

What did the Duke of Wellington say was the secret of military success, so relevant to any business executive?

What business lessons can be learned from Ancient Briton Queen Boudicca’s encounter with the Romans?


‘A fascinating insight into the connection between the lessons of history and business today’.

Dr Glenn Tong, Chief Executive Officer,
Gordagen Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd

‘Sheds a light on present day business issues in an historical context. An excellent learning and entertainment experience.’

Lawrence Whiter, Publisher and CEO,
Power Farming

‘Informative and very interesting. Something markedly different in business conference and corporate presentations’.

Anthony Lamanna, Director,
ALM Williams Chartered Accountants

‘Outstanding. Major historical figures and events serving as exemplars for how business people can respond to the contemporary issues they face’.

William Henderson, Managing Director,
Technicalities Pty Ltd


Presenter Richard Craig has an economics and commerce degree from the University of Melbourne. A former auditor, he has over 25 years’ corporate communications experience consulting to a diverse range of major Australian and international corporations. He has lectured at Melbourne, RMIT and Deakin Universities. A history devotee, he is the founder and publisher of historywow.com.

HistoryWow principal researcher Benjamin S V Bray has a first class honours degree in history from Edinburgh University and a masters degree in philosophy majoring in history from Cambridge University. He currently works in mergers and acquisitions in the City of London.


For more information on the ‘What Business Can Learn from the Lessons of History’ business conference, corporate and professional development presentation, please email enquiries@historywow.com, telephone + 61 413 1888 10 or go to www.historywow.com/business

Historywow.com is a multi-media history platform with an audience in over 80 countries. Embracing the theme that history is rich in fascinating and inspirational incidents and events, HistoryWow aims to provide visitors with a short, sharp hit of history each day.