The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea (Modern Library Chronicles)

The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea (Modern Library Chronicles)

John Micklethwait


Chosen via BusinessWeek as one of many best Ten enterprise Books of the Year

With apologies to Hegel, Marx, and Lenin, the fundamental unit of contemporary society is neither the nation, nor the commune, nor the celebration; it's the corporation. From this daring premise, John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge chart the increase of 1 of history’s nice catalysts for reliable and evil.

In a “fast-paced and well-written” paintings (Forbes), the authors show how options similar to obstacles on legal responsibility have accepted businesses to rival religions or even states in significance, governing the stream of wealth and controlling human affairs–all whereas being mostly exempt from the principles that govern our lives.

The Company is that infrequent, amazing publication that fills a massive hole we scarcely knew existed. With it, we're greater capable of make experience of the prior 4 centuries, in addition to the occasions of this day.

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