The Company

A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.78 hours)
Product Number: Z2515
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449885304
Narrator/s: Jonathan Davis
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In The Company, the largely unknown history of the joint-stock company is presented by the editors of Economist. One of history's greatest catalysts, the joint-stock company has dramatically changed the way human beings live, work, and conduct business. With companies now affecting the world on a global scale, it is more pressing than ever before to understand this driving force. A concise and entertaining Modern Library Classic, The Company is a fascinating listen with a reading from narrator Jonathan Davis.


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The Company
Product Number: BX00006806
Product Number:Z2515
Product Number:C1999

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Narrator(s): Jonathan Davis
Product Number C1999
Released: Jun 06, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402544484
Product Number EB00162757
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: #9781588360908

Professional reviews

"Two English journalists trace the history of the limited liability stock company from biblical times to the present. However dreary this may sound, however dry the writing, the influence of the phenomenon on civilization has been, and continues to be, huge and growing. That companies regulate governments, and not the other way around, is, the book shows, nothing new. Writing with clarity and authority, the authors concentrate upon the last 300 years in Britain and America. Jonathan Davis narrates expressively in a youthful, manly American accent. There's a sarcastic edge to his voice, perhaps an unconscious personal comment on the avarice and corruption chronicled herein. Y.R. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"