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The East India Company: The original corporate raiders
"One of the very first Indian words to enter the English language was the Hindustani slang for plunder: “loot”. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, this word was rarely heard outside the plains of north India until the late 18th century, when it suddenly became a common term across Britain. To understand how and why it took root and flourished in so distant a landscape, one need only visit Powis Castle." ‎- maitani
I thought the very first corporate raiders were the Knights Templar, and they sure did a whole lot of raiding ‎- SaeedTheGiraffe ?