Book Forum

The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea

(Modern Library, 2003)

April 22, 2003 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

1st floor/Wintergarden

Featuring the author, Adrian Wooldridge, The Economist; with comments by Daniel Yergin, Cambridge Energy Research Associates and Author, The Prize and The Comanding Heights.

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The West’s secret weapon—that’s how Adrian Wooldridge and fellow Economist editor John Micklethwait describe the company. This ubiquitous enterprise has been responsible for much of the wealth and prosperity that permeate Western culture. In their new book, The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea, Wooldridge and Micklethwait recount the history of the company, defining it and detailing its evolution and symbiotic relationship with Western society. The authors argue that no other institution plays such a profound role in our lives. Please join us to hear Adrian Wooldridge and commentator Daniel Yergin provide insight and perspective on the company and its role in today’s global economy.