75,150. How British business leaders are selling off our best companies for quick and easy profits ... A great British selloff that’s creating a dumbed-down low-wage Britain. (Great Britain & Company) Will Hutton, Selling Off Britain
75,151. In the last 10 years $440,000,000,000 of British companies have been sold abroad – the biggest cull in our history. (Great Britain & Company) ibid.
83,722. Michael: Stanley!
Stanley: Can’t you see I’m urinating?
Michael: Listen, listen, Stanley. You don’t need to answer me now.
Michael: Just ... I want you to think about it. I am starting my own company ...
Michael: You’re not letting me finish and you just lost out on a million dollars.
Stanley: No I didn’t. (Office & Company & Opportunity) The Office US: Two Weeks s5e21
83,778. Alan: There are many things to be optimistic about in Dunder Mifflin's future and one of them is here with us today – Michael Scott, Scranton Branch Manager.
Alan: In these uncertain times, Michael has managed to maintain steady profits from his Scranton branch. We all thank you, Michael. [little applause] Another bright spot in the Dunder Mifflin landscape, our new waste-pulp re-purposing plant in Milford. [louder, more enthusiastic applause] (Office & Company) The Office US: Shareholders’ Meeting s6e11, Michael
83,789. So you’ve just been bought by Sabre. You’ve probably got a lot of questions. Hi, I’m Christian Slater. What’s it like to work for Sabre? Let’s find out together. Working at Sabre means taking on the challenge of the road that rises to meet you. Sabre is respecting the past, but opening a window to the future. Have you ever tasted a rainbow? At Sabre you will. (Office & Company) The Office US: Sabre s6e15, Christian Slater
83,794. The way this place used to work is make friends first, make sales second, make love third, in no particular order. (Office & Sales & Company) The Office US: New Leads s6e20
83,795. I have emailed you four times asking you to come to my desk. (Office & Company & Internet) ibid. Angela
88,450. You have to live in Silicon Valley and hear the horror stories. You go and hang out at the cafes, and you meet entrepreneur after entrepreneur who’s struggling, basically – who’s had a visa problem who wants to start a company, but they can't start companies. (Silicon & Company) Vivek Wadhwa
92,172. You’d better get those books sorted, Susan, before the tax man gets here; sees them and he’ll think Christmas come early. (Business & Company & Tax) Ian Bleasdale, Play for Today: The Muscle Market 1981 ***** starring Bernard Hill & Pete Postlethwaite et al, Danny Duggan to secretary
92,173. Times are hard all right. Same again? (Business & Company & Success & Tax) ibid. golfers at bar
92,174. I’ve worked hard for all this. This [car] and me business and me house. And everything. And for you. And what happens when I get here? Country’s falling apart. Me arse is hanging out the building game. Kids couldn’t wait to leave home. I’ve got no real friends. Me wife’s a sex maniac, and me mistress gets headaches. (Business & Company & Tax & Success) ibid. Danny to secretary in car
92,175. What sort of a world do you think it is eh outside your rules and regulations? Listen, bollocks, I’ll tell ya. Everyone in this business starts off on the rob. Every big firm in this country started out by some grabbing bastard hustling and lying and thieving. ’Cause that’s the only way to get up there. But it doesn’t matter. And do you know why? ’Cause when you get up there there’s more robbin' goes on in Park Land and priggin’ Mayfair and tax havens and computers and the like that in site huts and wellies and farting little offices like this. (Company & Crime & Business) ibid. Danny to taxmen
94,547. Apparently, sir, you Chinese are far ahead of us in every respect, except that you don't have entrepreneurs. And our nation, though it has no drinking water, electricity, sewage system, public transportation, sense of hygiene, discipline, courtesy, or punctuality, does have entrepreneurs. Thousands and thousands of them. Especially in the field of technology. And these entrepreneurs – we entrepreneurs – have set up these outsourcing companies that virtually run America. (India & Business & Company) Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger p4
94,786. North American companies view the Soviet Union and the newly opening nations in Eastern Europe as potential markets for their products or as sources of low-cost manufacturing labor. Noam Chomsky, Deterring Democracy
96,665. The occupants of the first [safer coach] – Rushton, Didlum and Co. – might be classed as criminal lunatics who injured others as well as themselves. It a properly constituted system of society such men as these would be regarded as danger to the community, and would be placed under such restraint as would effectually prevent them from harming themselves or others. (Harm & Company & Health & Safety) Robert Tressell, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist
96,666. They knew that the money they accumulated was foul with the sweat of their brother men, and wet with the tears of little children, but they were deaf and blind and callous to the consequences of their greed. Devoid of any ennobling thought or aspiration, they grovelled on the filthy ground, tearing up the flowers to get at the worms. (Greed & Money & Company & Corporation) ibid.
9,362. We wonder if they take that approach [as strikes] to company law. And we started to look around because there is a company law that says all directors of a company, by company law, must register their usual home address at Companies House … Security is not an excuse to give a wrong address … Fourteen company directors of Ford all share the same flat in Dagenham … The queue for the toilet must be terrible … And then we started going through all these other companies. Mark Thomas Comedy Product s3e6
99,540. Why aren’t there more company directors in jail? … Pipa Alpha … Not one company director has been sent to jail for any of those … The Jerry Archer Wing: we’ll open one up, start shoveling in the pinstripes … ‘Are you sure this is part of the Masonic ritual?’ … The law is completely inadequate … There have been five prosecutions for corporate manslaughter since that law came into play … You have got more chance of getting justice if you are a goat in Britain. (Company & Corporation & Justice & Law & Work & Class) Mark Thomas Comedy Product s6e3
99,541. 300 people killed at work each year … This is a class issue. (Company & Corporation & Justice & Law & Work & Class) ibid.
99,542. Tony Blair - hasn’t put a finger on him. (Company & Corporation & Justice & Law & Work & Class) ibid.
99,543. They were going to introduce this corporate killing. (Company & Corporation & Justice & Law & Work & Class) ibid.
99,544. An advert in the CBI: ‘Wanted: Mug’. (Company & Corporation & Justice & Law & Work & Class) ibid.
99,545. Over 100 of them are occuring on building sites, construction industry, these fatalities, and part of this is down to casualisation. (Company & Corporation & Justice & Law & Work & Class) ibid.
105,271. In November 1991 the body of tycoon Robert Maxwell was recovered from the Atlantic. He had fallen overboard from his own luxury yacht … Maxwell was a crook. He had stolen hundreds of millions of pounds from his employees’ pension fund … In the boardroom Maxwell displayed some strong psychopathic traits. (Mental Health & Company & Corporation) Meet the Pscyhopaths II, Power Psychopaths, Channel 5 2015
105,272. ‘Enron has all the hallmarks of a classic psychopathic company.’ (Mental Health & Company & Corporation) ibid. Professor Clive Boddy
111,608. The next step in the story of the ascent of money was the rise of the joint-stock limited-liability company. But the ability of the company to transform our lives would depend on another innovation – the stock market. (Business & Money & Finance & Economics & Company & Stocks & Wall Street) Niall Ferguson, The Ascent of Money e3: Blowing Bubbles
111,609. Stock markets really can be like soap bubbles – we never quiet know when they’re going to burst. (Business & Money & Finance & Economics & Company & Stocks & Wall Street) ibid.
111,630. Ponzi scheme – after the legendary Italian-American con-man Charles Ponzi: to pay out the generous returns its promised to the first lot of suckers, a Ponzi scheme needed to take in more money from the next lot of suckers. (Business & Money & Finance & Economics & Ponzi & Company & Stocks & Wall Street) ibid.
111,631. The Mississippi bubble of 1719 was the first stock market bubble in history. (Business & Money & Finance & Economics & Company & Stocks & Wall Street) ibid.
111,632. Enron: It pioneered many of the dubious business practices that continue to plague us today. (Business & Money & Finance & Economics & Company & Stocks & Wall Street) ibid.
77,892. I thought I had found the perfect car … The ads sucked me in … What I didn’t know was that I was driving a killing machine … ‘Volkswagen Shares Tumble Following Emisions Allegations’ … VW had lied to me: they had pitched me a vision of my dream car that was polluting fifty times more than advertised. (Money & Company & Corporation & Cheat & Lie & Car) Dirty Money I: Hard Nox, 2018
77,893. How could a company have lied to its customers on such a massive scale? (Money & Company & Corporation & Cheat & Lie & Car) ibid.
77,894. Diesel exhaust disgorges much nastier stuff. (Money & Company & Corporation & Cheat & Lie & Car) ibid.
77,895. ‘The pressure on everybody to increase sales became unbearable.’ (Money & Company & Corporation & Cheat & Lie & Car) ibid. VW executive
77,896. The cheating and how to handle it was an open secret among many executives in Germany. (Money & Company & Corporation & Cheat & Lie & Car) ibid.
57,102. ‘This was a corporate culture permeated by fraud.’ (Money & Company & Corporation & Cheat & Lie & Car) ibid. Lawyer
89,347. VW was forced to pay over $25 billion in fines. (Money & Company & Corporation & Cheat & Lie & Car) ibid.
89,348. They [countries] are willing to look the other way when companies cheat. (Money & Company & Corporation & Cheat & Lie & Car) ibid.
121,270. The piece of land down below … Lidl doesn’t own it: it’s the property of an offshore company based in the Caribbean … This structure can reduce tax bills. It’s exposed by secret files belonging to a large law firm in Panama. The firm specialises in offshore companies. A whistleblower has leaked over 11 million documents to journalists. Among them are 4.5 million emails … It also involves politicians and those close to them. (Panama & Tax & Company & Secrecy & Whistleblower) Panama Papers: The Shady World of Offshore Companies, Das Erste 2016
121,271. Mossack Fonseca in Panama: with 48 branches around the world it is one of the very biggest. The law firm has established more than 200,000 offshore companies. (Panama & Tax & Company & Secrecy & Whistleblower) ibid.
121,272. Members of the Italian Mafia are also among Mossack Fonseca’s clients. There are also several Southern American drug barons. (Panama & Tax & Company & Secrecy & Whistleblower) ibid.