THE 50 MOST DANGEROUS COMPANIES IN THE WORLD in Finnish bestseller lists!

THE 50 MOST DANGEROUS COMPANIES IN THE WORLD is a new eye-opening non-fiction title by experienced investigative journalists Hannu Sokala and Juha-Pekka Raeste. It covers 50 companies that comprise a large part of global market forces and by large determine what kind of a world we all live in.

The book was published in January to excellent reviews and has already a third print run on the way, being the TOP8 non-fiction title in Akateeminen Kirjakauppa!

THE 50 MOST DANGEROUS COMPANIES IN THE WORLD has been acquired by Lind&Co in Sweden, Scolar in Hungary and Newton Compton in Italy!

Download the long English sample here!
The new, longer English sample now also includes chapters about Google, Gazprom, Deutsche Bank and Disney.

This book immediately caught my attention and we are proud to be Raeste’s and Sokala’s Swedish publisher. We constantly read about some of the corporations in the book, like Google or Amazon, others, like Hon Hai, Tencent and Zhōngguó Yāncǎo Zǒnggōngsī, the world’s largest tobacco business, are unknown to most of us. We really look forward to the release and hope that this thrilling, frightening and enlightening work will reach many readers, since we all need more knowledge about the ever-expanding global conglomerates and their impact on our future on this planet.
– Anders Gustafson, Senior Editor, Non-Fiction, Lind & Co, Sweden

THE 50 MOST DANGEROUS COMPANIES IN THE WORLD is a a book that is not afraid to name things. an investigation that will change the perspective of many on who they are ruling the future of the world and how little we can trust them. It is terrible to realize for certain that money has become more important than people’s well-being. Investigations like this on, accurate and rigorous, renew the sense of the publisher’s profession
– Martina Donati, editor, Newton Compton, Italy

When reading this we are sitting behind Ikea desks, using Microsoft laptops, maybe even drinking Coca-Cola. After the Covid times we plan to travel with Ryanair on a Boeing airplane. But until we cannot travel, we advise to read this book, which can bring closer to the understanding the world around us. We are happy to present to the Hungarian readers this undoubtedly exciting reading.
– Andras Kozma, Foreign Rights Manager, Scolar Kiadó, Hungary

The book’s title 50 Most Dangerous Companies is a compelling lure. It makes you think of an excavator hoisting out the biggest crooks one by one. In truth, journalists Juha-Pekka Raeste and Hannu Sokala deliver multifaceted analyses of the powerful companies. …/ Raeste and Sokala deliver excellent journalism. It takes initiative, it’s thought-provoking, entertaining, and appropriately polemicizing. 
– Mikael Kosk, Hufvudstadsbladet Newspaper

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Rights sold:

FINLAND: Otava/Nemo (orig.)

ITALY: Newton Compton
SWEDEN: Lind & Co

About author

Juha-Pekka Raeste & Hannu Sokala

Juha-Pekka Raeste covers international and domestic business for Helsingin Sanomat, the biggest newspaper in Finland. He focuses on the biggest corporations and the IT industry.

Hannu Sokala has worked as a financial journalist for over 30 years, starting at the daily newspaper Helsingin Sanomat and, lastly, as an investigative reporter for the Finnish National Broadcasting Company YLE. He enjoys digging into the biggest banks and corporations and the most powerful industries.


2021, General Nonfiction, History & Politics

The 50 Most Dangerous Companies in the World

Juha-Pekka Raeste & Hannu Sokala