How Corporations Work – Part 2

To understand an corporations, we have to understand how they are organized. Within an organization, there are usually three entities:   Shareholders   Shareholders are individuals who actually own stock in the company. If I own a single stock of Alphabet, then that makes me a shareholder of Alphabet. Corporations can have as many or […]

How Corporations Work: Part 3

The first corporation to have our modern corporate structure, including the issuing of corporate stock, was the Dutch East India Company, not to be confused with the “East India Company”, the British company responsible for the Opium wars in China. The Dutch East India company was a merchant company, focused on the buying and selling […]