Empire-Building

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Empire-Building

The act or practice of a manager or employee attempting to increase his/her influence over the company for which he/she works without regard for what is best for the company. A variety of factors may influence empire-building, such as the possibility for a higher salary or simply the prestige that comes from being an important person. Empire-building is frowned upon in most sectors, as it does not benefit shareholders and can in fact harm them if an empire-builder is neglecting the actual business at hand.
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In a nutshell: Badly structured, embarrassingly acted epic about the great Macedonian empire-builder.
While marginalizing events and personages (except for Philip II and the Battle of Lepanto), Braudel manages to dramatize the countryside, the conditions of travel, and even his sources, which he celebrates, in the last sentence of the book, as "the most concrete, the most ordinary, the most indestructible, the most anonymously human"--all of which remain implicitly under the sovereign gaze of this scientific and yet passionate observer, virtuoso portrayer, and global academic empire-builder.
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