The Company by Adrian Wooldridge audiobook

The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea

By John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge
Read by 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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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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A swashbuckling journey through the past and into the future of the modern company.” Los Angeles Times
“A highly readable history that manages to be both brief and magisterial.”  Washington Post
“An entertaining microhistory of an institution that surrounds us everyday, yet about which we know surprisingly little…[The authors] make the case that out standard of living had greatly benefited because of this institution.”  USA Today
“The authors’ breadth of knowledge is impressive. They infuse their engaging prose with a wide range of cultural, historical and literary references, with quotes from poets to presidents.”   Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Adrian Wooldridge

Author Bio: Adrian Wooldridge

Adrian Wooldridge was educated at Oxford and went on to work for The Economist as West Coast correspondent, social-policy correspondent, and management editor, and is currently Washington, DC, correspondent. Together with John Micklethwait, he has co-authored several books, including The Witch Doctors, A Future Perfect: The Challenge and Hidden Promise of Globalisation, and The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea.

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Author Bio: John Micklethwait

Author Bio: John Micklethwait

John Micklethwait is the editor-in-chief of The Economist. After studying history at Magdalen College, Oxford, he worked as a banker at Chase Manhattan between 1985 and 1987 before joining The Economist as a finance correspondent in 1987. Micklethwait has appeared on radio and television around the world, and co-authored with Adrian Wooldridge several books, including The Witch Doctors, A Future Perfect, The Company, The Right Nation, and God is Back. He was named Editors’ Editor by the British Society of Magazine Editors in 2010. He is a trustee of the British Museum.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Runtime: 6.79
Audience: Adult
Language: English