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History of Management

  • Hubert Booth

    Hubert Booth
    Hubert Booth was the inventor of the vacuum in 1901. This invention was significant to families because it was a more efficient way to cleaning up messes. It could also be used on a variety of surface areas.
  • Willis Carrier

    Willis Carrier
    Willis Carrier was the inventor of the air conditioner. The significance of this technology is that families could now keep cool in their homes. Not only does it help you keep cool it improves the air quality inside your home too.
  • Henry Ford

    Henry Ford
    Henry Ford first started his company on June 16, 1903. He built the Model T car which was affordable transportation for families. This was significant for families because they had a better mode of transportation.
  • Alva Fisher

    Alva Fisher
    Alva was the inventor of the first washing machine in 1908. This invention is significant because it made washing clothes more efficient. This machine was more efficient because you did not have to wash every single clothing item by hand.
  • Frederick Taylor

    Frederick Taylor
    Frederick published his book in 1911 called The Principles of Scientific Management. This is significant because he explains how to complete tasks in a more efficient way. For example, he would slide heavy objects or wheel them to avoid lifting.
  • Fred Wolf

    Fred Wolf
    Fred Wolf was the inventor of the first refrigerator in 1913. This household invention was significant for families because they no longer had to rely on ice deliveries to keep their food cold.
  • Edwin George

    Edwin George
    In 1919, Edwin was the inventor of the first gasoline powered mower. This was significant during this era because it did not require families to use a horse to cut their grass.
  • Lillian Gilbreth

    Lillian Gilbreth
    Lillian Gilbreth came up with new scientific methods for better home management. This invention is significant because it helped increase efficiency in kitchens and helped reduce stress.
  • M.S. Wells

    M.S. Wells
    M.S. Wells was the inventor of the trash compactor in 1941. This product was a machine that would crush large trash objects. This was significant for families because it was an efficient way to reduce their trash size.
  • Percy Spencer

    Percy Spencer
    Percy Spencer was the inventor of the microwave in 1947. This invention is significant because it provided families to cook their food much faster. Also, when you use a microwave it does not heat up the whole house like an oven would.
  • John Biggins

    John Biggins
    John was the inventor of the credit card. This was significant for families because it was a convenient way to purchase household items.
  • Carl Djerassi

    Carl Djerassi
    Carl was the inventor of birth control in 1951. This was significant for families because it was a safer way to have sex.
  • Marc Gregoire

    Marc Gregoire
    Marc was the inventor of the first non-stick pan. This invention was important for families because it was easier to clean after you got done cooking.
  • R.S. Ohl

    R.S. Ohl
    R.S. Ohl was the inventor of the first solar battery in 1954. He discovered that sunlight striking silicon could produce large numbers of electrons which could then turn into electrical current. This was significant for families because it was a cheaper alternative to have electricity in their homes.
  • Steven Ausnit

    Steven Ausnit
    Steven was the inventor of the zipper storage bags in 1954. This was significant for families because it reduced the space in the fridge or freezer. It also was a better way to store sandwiches or snacks for school lunches.
  • Nils Bohlin

    Nils Bohlin
    Nils Bohlin was the inventor of the seat belt in 1959. This invention was significant for families because it lowered the risk of fatalities if you got in a car accident.
  • Carl Sontheimer

    Carl Sontheimer
    Carl was the inventor of the food processor. This food processor was able to chop up vegetables, meats and nuts. This was significant for families because it was a more efficient way to chop up food into smaller pieces.
  • Martin Cooper

    Martin Cooper
    Martin first invented the first mobile phone in 1973. This phone offered 20 minutes of talk time but it had to charge for 10 hours. This mobile phone was significant for families because it was a better way to communicate.
  • Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs
    In 1976, Steve Jobs created the first personal computer. This computer was called the Apple I. This was significant for families because it allowed them to store personal information.
  • Donald Steele

    Donald Steele
    Donald was the inventor of the first battery operated smoke detector. This was significant for families because it would sound an alarm if it detected there was smoke in the house.
  • Dov Moran

    Dov Moran
    Dov was the inventor of the USB in 2000. This was a great way to save documents from your computer and it is portable. This is significant to families because it was a more efficient way to save documents.
  • Takeshi Yagihashi

    Takeshi Yagihashi
    Takeshi was the founder of the Toyota Prius hybrid car in 2000. This hybrid car was the first four-door sedan in the United States. This is significant to families because it has great fuel economy. It is also is not that expensive for a hybrid car.
  • Dick Sweeny

    Dick Sweeny
    Dick Sweeny is the inventor of the Keurig. The Keurig is a faster and easier way to make a cup of coffee. This is significant for families because it is more convenient for families who have no time in the mornings.
  • Helen Greiner

    Helen Greiner
    Helen is the inventor of the robotic vacuum cleaner. This is significant for families because it is a more efficient way to clean your house.
  • Ortho McNeil

    Ortho McNeil
    Ortho was the founder of the birth control patch in 2002. This patch is replaced every three weeks. This is significant for families because you do not always have to remember to take a birth control pill every day. This means it is more effective than the pill too.
  • Solar Shingles

    Solar Shingles
    Solar Shingles were introduced in 2005 and are a cheaper alternative to solar panels. This is significant for families because it is quicker and easier to install.
  • James Park

    James Park
    James was the founder of Fitbit in 2007. This was significant for families because it was an easier way to see how many calories you burned from walking or running. This was also a great way to make working out fun for the family.
  • Gregg Zehr

    Gregg Zehr
    Gregg was the inventor of the Kindle in 2007. The Kindle is a new way to read books and makes learning fun for the family. There are also thousands of books you can read.
  • Home Automation

    Home Automation
    Home Automation is an app that you can use with your phone to turn off lights, a sprinkler system or even lock your doors when you are not home. This is significant for families because you can control your home when you are on vacation or at work.
  • LG Signature Refrigerator

    LG Signature Refrigerator
    LG made a modern refrigerator which can take a picture of inside your refrigerator when you are out grocery shopping. This is significant for families because it is an easier way to go grocery shopping.