Saturday, November 05, 2011

Dickens explains how business sees the world

Yesterday I quoted a passage from Charles Dickens with contemporary resonance. Here is another, this one laying bare the world view of a certain sort of entrepreneur:
The earth was made for Dombey and Son to trade in, and the sun and moon were made to give them light. Rivers and seas were formed to float their ships; rainbows gave them promise of fair weather; winds blew for or against their enterprises; stars and planets circled in their orbits, to preserve inviolate a system of which they were the centre.
Next year the bicentenary of the great man's birth will be celebrated - see the Dickens 2012 website.

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