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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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Empire builders are driven to take over headcount, information, budgets, decision rights, or other resources.
Empire Builder: Ancient Egypt HD gives players an opportunity to become ancient Egypt's greatest architect and construct monuments to build an empire.
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As they say about the world's most publicised hot air balloonist and empire builder - if you give him an inch he'll take a Nile.
His other works include the high-society conversations The Dolly Dialogues (1894) and a series of problem novels, such as The God in the Car (1894), which was based on the career of Cecil Rhodes, the empire builder of British South Africa.
Notable among Schreiner's other works are an attack on the activities of empire builder Cecil Rhodes and his associates, Trooper Peter Halkett of Mashonaland (1897), and a widely acclaimed bible of the women's movement, Woman and Labour (1911).