It REALLY Is a Small World… For the Corporate Elite

August 28, 2009 by and tagged , ,

Wonderful graphics by Baptiste Coulmont on the networks composed of individuals (red dots) sitting on administrative councils of companies (blue lozenges) listed in the CAC40 stock index (the French equivalent of the Dow Jones, if you will).

And a close-up:

Most of the names on the graphs will be familiar for people who follow French corporate barons and their companies.

Coulmont is looking for more recent data and thinks he has caught the “reticular flu”… a predicament where the victim feels compelled to turn everything into networks with neat graphs.

Posted in Corporatism, Networks, Sociology | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “It REALLY Is a Small World… For the Corporate Elite”

  1.   Hunter Says:

    The “corporate” world sure looks complicated; although the budding thoughts and those who are increasingly climbing in the corporate ladder may just change this graphics here in no time.


  2.   Carrot Says:

    Seeing this huge web, I get the feeling this “corporate” elite is the new world order and this will not change for perhaps the next ten years or so!


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