Founded on a cold New Year’s Eve of 1600,
Author Nick Robbins beautifully captures the 278 years of history of the East India Company (1600-1878) in the book The Corporation that changed the world. The book was written at the backdrop of Enron scandal. Not surprisingly, corporate social responsibility (or lack thereof) in a large organization is one of the central themes of the book.
The book begins by articulating a painting (see the picture above) that got installed in their
In August 1765 Shah Alam II officially granted the Company diwani, a complete control of tax collection for more than 10 million people in
I find the book fascinating and I am sure to write more stories from the book on this blog.