Business Regulation in 1000AD

By |2020-10-29T17:24:02+00:00October 29th, 2020|Realpolitik Extracts, Governance History, Governance Theory, Short Articles|

In previous posts we have looked at how Business Regulation worked 4,000 years ago and how the first English Companies were governed nigh on 500 years ago. This week we land in the middle with a look at how business regulation worked a thousand years ago. Mind you even recent copies of the core text will cost you £198 right now. So maybe

The Sole-Trader, Indie, Micro-Business Doesn’t Need A Board. But What Does It Need?

By |2020-10-02T08:11:31+01:00October 2nd, 2020|Governance History, Governance Theory, Short Articles|

Of the millions of small businesses in the UK the vast majority are not “businesses” per se but “company-wrappers” for individuals, sole-traders - be it butchers, bakers, candle-stick-makers or modern “consultants” - where in effect over a couple of decades MegaCos have got round the complex employment benefits and protection rights by reducing staff and then hiring countless “consultants” who don’t benefit from

How The First English Companies Were Governed

By |2020-09-24T16:54:35+01:00September 24th, 2020|Realpolitik Extracts, Governance History, Governance Theory, Longer Articles|

How were the first English Companies governed? Actually far better than today's companies are but that is a much longer story. Who invented the two-tier Board? I bet you can guess but everyone I have ever asked has got it wrong. Let's go back to 16thC England and have a look. [Excerpt from Realipolitik, numerous footnotes sadly extracted as they don't work well

A Very Short Overview of Business and Regulation 4,000 Years Ago

By |2020-09-24T16:55:06+01:00September 17th, 2020|Realpolitik Extracts, Governance History, Governance Theory, Short Articles|

The origins of business as we know it are deep as is the regulation that always surrounded business (though in successful societies never smothered it as it is beginning to do today). Two short extracts from Realpolitik, where the topic is covered in more depth on the ancient history of business and the jelly mould - regulation (today internal = Board, external = zillion

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