The Civilized Market: Corporations, Conviction and the Real Business of Capitalism

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"If you ever wondered what has happened to all of the guiding principals of individualism and democracy in this era of great corporations The Civilized Market is a joy. Ivan Alexander tells a wonderful story and weaves together strands of tradition and practice that are pleasurable and startling. All who are interested in the role of business in society will want to read this."
—Robert G. Monks, Chairman of the Lens Corporation and author of Power and Accountability

"A well-researched and novel contribution to the debate on corporate governance."
—Sir Paul Judge

"The Civilized Market is a profoundly intelligent and thought-provoking book written in an enjoyable and stimulating style. A civilized book on a civilized subject."
—Robin Field, Chief Executive, Filofax Group

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The Civilized Market As the twentieth century closes capitalism has triumphed over its enemies. But is it about to be strangled by its friends? The Civilized Market is a provocative critique of many of the stale myths of capitalism. Business has been the undoubted engine of progress, but the capitalist system is in danger of being overwhelmed by the problems of its own and the world’s growth. It has to reassess what it does and how it does it. It has to re-examine its purposes and its place in a civil society. This iconoclastic book weaves history, law, philosophy, ethics, economics and science with practical experience of business and a rare intellectual power. No-one who reads it will ever think about business in the same way again.

About the Author:

Ivan Alexander One of capitalism’s sharpest observers is also one of its most successful exponents. He has run highly successful businesses in Singapore, Indonesia, California. New York, Dusseldorf and London.

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