Has anyone else been listening to this last week? https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000b4q0/episodes/player "William Dalrymple's new book tells the story of how the East India Company transformed itself from a small trading company into a powerful colonial force that used its financial prowess and military might to subdue India. What emerges is a cautionary tale about global corporate power. In today's episode, humble beginnings lead to bold enterprise as circumstances conspire against India's emperors." It's compelling listening. I understand from the book reviews that once started, it's difficult to put down. Here he is giving a talk about the East India company, likening it's ruthless power to that of modern corporations.