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The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea (Modern Library Chronicles)
The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea (Modern Library Chronicles) by John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge 0679642498 9780679642497
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The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea (Modern Library Chronicles) by John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge

From the acclaimed authors ofA Future Perfectcomes the untold story of how the company became the worlds most powerful institution. Like all groundbreaking books,The Companyfills a hole we didnt know existed, revealing that we cannot make sense of the past four hundred years until we place that seemingly humble Victorian innovation, the joint-stock company, in the center of the frame. With their trademark authority and wit,Economisteditors John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge reveal the company to be one of historys great catalysts, for good and for ill, a mighty engine for sucking in, recombining, and pumping out money, goods, people, and culture to every corner of the globe. What other earthly invention has the power to grow to any size, and to live to any age? What else could have given us both the stock market and the British Empire? The company man, the company town, and company time? Disneyfication and McDonaldsization, to say nothing of Coca-colonialism? Through its many mutations, the company has always incited controversy, and governments have always fought to rein it in. Today, though Marx may spin in his grave and anarchists riot in the streets, the company exercises an unparalleled influence on the globe, and understanding what this creature is and where it comes from has never been a more pressing matter. To the rescue come these acclaimed authors, with a short volume of truly vast range and insight.

Author: John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge

Language: English

Edition: 2003 Moder

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 256

Publisher: Modern Library

Publication Date: 2003-03-04

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