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Rome, Inc.

The Rise and Fall of the First Multinational Corporation
Narrated by: Kerin McCue
Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
4 out of 5 stars (30 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author and world-class satirist Stanley Bing trains his savvy eye on the world’s first and most famous multinational corporation in this humorous and insightful volume. Here, he chronicles the great city of Rome from its humble beginnings to its monumental collapse due to greed, in-fighting, and general mismanagement. Rome, Inc. then becomes a powerful lesson for business leaders, documenting the many dos and don’ts of a successful corporation.

©2006 Stanley Bing (P)2006 Recorded Books

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pretty meh

The book has an amusing backstop, but it's full of inaccuracy and stretching concepts to make them fit under modern corporate concepts. I honestly thought the book was going to be more interesting, but it's really not.

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  • neilium
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • 01-20-14

Predictable corporate humor for the witless

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What could be a really important and interesting topic, that the Roman Empire was a multi-continent moneymaking venture and the first of its kind, is instead a slog through cheap jokes and lame pop culture references.

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