The introduction is only three pages and sets out the premise of the book:
that the corporation is an institution—a unique structure and set of imperatives that direct the actions of people within it. It is a also a legal institution one whose existence and capacity to operate depend on the law. The corporation's legally defined mandate is to pursue, relentlessly and without exception, its own self interest, regardless of the often harmful consequences it might cause to others.
Bakan also sets out the structure of the book, and warns that his book is not an academic study (although in the footnotes and bibliography he does cite academic works) and that he is not covering small corporate organizations such as small businesses, privately-held companies (large and small) and non-profit organizations (large and small). His focus is the large, publicly-traded corporate institution.
I’ve decided that Honjin, the sushi restaurant in The Roundhouse courtyard is the secret headquarters of the Vancouver Canucks. Either them or Sweeden. 4 of the last 5 times I’ve eaten lunch there, I’ve seen a Canuck player there — each Sedin (I suppose it could have been the same one twice), Naslund & now today, Mattias Ohlund, with his family. Perhaps not incidentally, the sushi there is excellent.If you want to stalk a Canuck, read this
Roland, we need you to review that restaurant and interview whichever Canuck happens to be there!
I had to rub my eyes and pinch myself when I woke up to the news that the controversial white elephant to be called the RAV light rail line between the Vancouver airport, Richmond and Vancouver [was cancelled]. Could I be hearing what I thought I was hearing? The project was being scrapped due to insufficient funding? Remarkable. The dreamy optimism that so often covers big-ticket public works projects usually clouds over funding shortfalls with that so-Canadian belief that “something will happen” or “someone will step in” to make up the difference. Someone and something, of course, would have to be the provincial or federal government. holycola.net: Next stop: fiscal sanity for the Vancouver RAV line?
Having just come back to Vancouver, I have to get myself up to speed with all these issues. The Arbutus corridor rejection, after my friend Evan patiently explained the complete lack of density, now makes sense.
But don't we need a non-car way to move people around? Aren't the B-Line buses already really crowded? Enlighten me, please.
My suggestion: floating air cars. Where's George Lucas when you need him?
That's an impressive list of web designers, which includes Vancouver's own Dave Shea, whose weblog is a must-read (the discussions in his comments section are usually excellent too) for technology professionals interested in developing great-looking, standards-compliant websites.
The longer I am unemployed, the easier it is to find things to distract myself from the job hunt. Now, not only am I unemployed, I am also a master of distraction and procrastination.
It's not even like I'm asking for much job-wise. Just something to get my foot in the door and then I'll work hard from there. So if I have to be someone's grunt schlepping coffee then so be it. But I can't even freaking find that!
When Todd Bertuzzi of the Vancouver Canucks sucker-punched Steve Moore of the Colorado Avalanche last month and drove him face-first into the ice, he
ended two seasons - Mr. Moore's with two broken vertebrae and his own with an indefinite suspension. He also inadvertently fueled a controversy about ethics in the rink of photojournalism.No Shots of a Cheap Shot, and Some Wonder Why