"A magnificent book about the father and mother of all companies. ... Everyone who studies corporate power and structure must read this well-written account." --Gordon Roddick, Chairman Emeritus of The Body Shop, co-founder of the Big Issue and Human Rights activist
"A powerful analysis of the rise and fall of the British East India Company, a private company that conquered a subcontinent and subjugated an entire people." --Huw Bowen, Professor of Imperial and Maritime History at the University of Leicester
"[This] will become a classic." --Simon Zadek, Chief Executive, AccountAbility
"Elegantly written and sharply argued." --Sankar Muthu, Princeton University
About the Author
Nick Robins works in the City of London, running socially responsible investment funds. A historian by training, he has nearly 20 years experience in corporate responsibility issues, and writes widely for magazines such as Resurgence, the New Statesman and Ethical Corporation.