Business Historian Alfred Chandler, Jr.
In the history of business, B. C. stands for Before Chandler. The Harvard Business School professor transformed the study of Big Business in America. Chandler passed away on May 9th. Here's a link to an appreciation I wrote about Chandler for Business Week online. Professors Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok at Marginal Revolution write about his significance, and offer a number of useful links.