For the most part, we receive nothing but positive feedback about our articles, and that's because most of us have MBAs and we're not afraid to use them. However on occasion, we do piss people off. Usually its because of something we said about John in Mumbai, or Chinese people who speak Engrish, but recently we learned that you're not supposed to say anything positive about the East India Company because it's "insensitive". (The topic came up in our article on British unicorns.) This made us immediately want to learn more about one of the world's most successful companies.
Did you know that the East India Company had their own private army of 260,000 soldiers, twice the size of the British Army? Talk about a barrier to entry for your competitors, companies like the Dutch East India Company, which was the world's first publicly traded corporation. Speaking of all things Dutch, a marijuana startup called The Green Organic Dutchman (TGOD) had an IPO a few days back, and we thought this