A few years back, I had an idea for a book. The idea was for a company to buy a country, such as Microsoft (back when it was rich and successful) and, say, Cuba. Imagine business executives descending upon the country and taking over the government and ruling society. There would be vast scope for character, setting, and plot. Company politics mixed with government politics; ethnocentric squabbling; arrogance vs. pride; and so on. It would be a massive and epic novel (maybe!).
Anyway, I was surprised/encouraged when I spotted the following headline in Time:
"Are Companies More Powerful Than Countries?"
It might not be exactly the same idea, but it’s close and could lead to my idea. It is not the first time that I have been ahead of my time (awareness of pun came after writing!)
* crossing of an ignoramus with a savant
Sorta like when Disney World bought Florida?
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Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.