Rupert Murdoch’s “succession plan”: live forever

Tuesday, 22 July, 2008

One way to avoid retirement, or at least handing over control of your companies to someone else, create a conglomerate like entity and somehow bring it to life…

“And so, ladies and gentlemen, I have thrown into action a complicated sequence of company mergers and buy-outs, and a logarithmically positioned series of investments, that now mean all my main subsidiary companies form a unique pattern across the globe. It’s a pattern so complex that no other sequence of values come close to it, save for the integers of DNA. “And that is no accident. For I have arranged my companies in the one precise global sequence that will set the conditions right for the birth of life itself. My company is now so complex, so intelligent, so diverse and yet so intricately controlled that it has acquired all the first properties of a living organism. My company has become a life-form!

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