The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea

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  • Title: The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea
  • Author: John Micklethwait Adrian Wooldridge
  • ISBN: 9780812972870
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Paperback

The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea

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  1. Excellent book The Corporation is a ubiquitous part of our daily lives If you want a concise explanation of the systems that led to this happening read this book One thing I love about reading history is noticing the similarities between my time and the past For example, many of the complaints you read about today corporations are too powerful, corporations are agents of corruption, etc have been lobbed against corporations since their inception This is a quick and informative read Highly recomm [...]


  2. Perhaps this could have accurately been called A short history of capitalism But it seems that using the C word is maybe a turnoff in our culture Even though we are unquestionably a capitalist nation the word is rarely used honestly Instead this book is a history of The Company The authors try to play it down the middle and this book is best when it sticks to the facts Things go wobbly when their analysis starts showing off their biases This is a book that sees the modern Anglo American system [...]


  3. This is a very interesting and even handed book I enjoyed it thoroughly and I would recommend it to anyone interested in social history Companies and corporations are a vital part of the modern world and this account of their history is very thorough without being wordy or philosophical If you work for a business or own one you should read this very steady history.


  4. Very short, but good overview of the development of the joint stock company It s helpful to have a sense of where these powers that be come from The company has a horrific history, has drastically changed our global society and has potential for a lot of good Anything that exists simply to create wealth, however, is fundamentally flawed and I don t think it will be too long maybe 2 300 years maybe a lot less until we dispense of it Philosophically, I definitely fall into the stakeholder camp eve [...]


  5. The Company is a history of the transformation of companies and the surprising ways they have changed the world The authors ambitiously cover 3000 B.C to 2002 A.D but focus mainly on business in the United States from the 19th to the 20th century It was fascinating to see how companies have developed from the East India Company, to the railroad barons of the 19th century, to Enron, and finally to the modern age.In its brevity, the authors don t take the space to explain many business terms in th [...]


  6. Decent overview, though I would personally have preferred detail Not a criticism, was definitely meant to be a survey of basics, and for that it serves well.Also rather focused on the upside than the downsides of corporations Those were mentioned, but glossed over for the most part.


  7. Short overview of the history of the company I enjoyed the funny anecdotes, but way to many facts crammed in.




  8. Spicuiri din recenzia finala care se gaseste pe blogul meuMi a pl cut foarte mult modul n care autorii au ales s explice i s dezvolte evolu ia managerului ca personaj cheie i om al companiei Multe dintre problemele cu care s au confruntat companiile din secolele trecute sunt nc de actualitate, managerii fiind o nou clas f r de care patronatul n ar reu i s se bucure de afacerea pe care a inventat o i crescut o Omul companiei a a cum l prezint cei doi m a ajutat s n eleg n profunzime i romanul Bab [...]


  9. The earliest companies were consortia of tradesmen The earliest organized non governmental units were probably churches and universities But for centuries, legal constraints kept all but a handful of profit seeking ventures from growing large The few exceptions existed in the form of government granted monopolies, most prominently the huge trading companies that dominated the global world of business from the 1600s through the 1800s The Company quickly walks its reader through a condensed early [...]


  10. A quick condensed history of the evolution of the corporate form I particularly enjoyed the medieval and victorian parts, and the evolution of German and Japanese corporate forms THe main purpose of this book is to give a broad introduction, which you would then may look into specialized subjects The author himself admits there are not many authoritative books on the history of company organization The book is definitely not what i would call balanced, and largely washes over any negatives that [...]


  11. A superficial paean to the corporate form of business that explains away recent aberrations like Enron and Worldcom and also discredits government oversight while at the same time touting government regulations and an aggressive free press as checks on the ability of corporations to make mischief Recent events suggest that the authors take charitably may be described as naive Still, the book may be comforting to parents who wonder whether their childrens business school tuition is well spent The [...]


  12. Quick read on the history of the company Always interesting to see the patterns of history 1 The changing line between states and companies over who does what in that vein, the East India company.2 The flux between scale and fragmentation The role of scale and resulting higher profits as a competitive influence in 1st half of 20th century, even after the trusts were broken up However, Britain had much smaller firms to their determinant per the authors.3 Profit schemes in Assyrians were very akin [...]


  13. This book was better in theory than in reality A short book giving the very broadest strokes telling of the beginning of modern day corporate structure Probably too short and too general for such a topic that warrants many Michener sized volumes Would you read a pamphlet on the history of the USSR Russia Or listen to Bach s Mass in B Minor as a ringtone Methinks not My advice is find something illuminating to read.


  14. The book I started with when I decided to learn about business and how it works Fairly interesting, so if you don t know anything about business historyDefinitely a subject worthy of the Modern Library Chronicles series


  15. Really good book on the history of the company If you want to learn and understand why joint stock companies exist, why CSR is now mainstream among Fortune 500 companies, how Soxly improved corporate governance, and many other issues surrounding the company , then this book is a must read.


  16. I was assigned this book for my course at IU on the history of the corporation, and I fell in love with it It s a perfect short and brief history It does not get too in depth, but it provides a great overview of how the company had developed into what it is today


  17. Good book Easy read and accounts for ancient history to our present day, with three different potential futures of the company as a conclusion It was interesting to learn how the idea developed and what positives and negatives came from the company Recommended for sure


  18. I really like how the content is laid out and appreciate the criteria used in selecting what, of all the historical data, to focus on The reading is light and very entertaining as well as informative I ve read the book three times already, I highly recommend it.


  19. Fascinating from an anthropological perspective much of what we take for granted in our culture is based on corporate history I also appreciate that the authors presented the company as neither demon nor savior.


  20. One of the best books I have read in the last few years This fundamentally changed how I understood the modern economy world.



  21. Did not keep my interest had to rewind a lot could have used on the industrial revolution and tycoon era.



  22. One of those books that perfectly fills a niche This a very interesting and very readable short history of the joint stock company.



  23. Great coverage of a shockingly unrepresented historical movement Everything from the Virginia company which developed America itself to Microsoft


  24. A beautifully written as non fiction books go , well argued history and defense of the joint stock company corporations.