The East India Company: the Original Corporate Raiders

the-east-india-companyHow East India Company headquartered in one small office, in London, subjugated and plundered vast tracts of south Asia. In many ways the EIC was a model of corporate efficiency: 100 years into its history, it had only 35 permanent employees in its head office. Nevertheless, that skeleton staff executed a corporate coup unparalleled in history.
Written by William Dalrymple , read by Andrew McGregor and produced by Simon Barnard

The Guardian’s Audio Long Reads | 10th April 2015

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