From Silk to Silicon : The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives - Garten, Jeffrey E

From Silk to Silicon : The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives

Jeffrey E Garten

Yayınevi: Harper

Yayın tarihi: 03/2016

ISBN: 9780062409973

Ciltli | İngilizce | 464 Sayfa | 15,75x23,11x4,32 cm.

Tür: Biyografi-Otobiyografi

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An arresting and highly engaging new look at how globalization has changed world history and how it continues to shape our livesGlobalization has proved to be the most powerful and disruptive economic force of the last century, but most books on the subject have examined it through impersonal trends and policies. In From Silk to Silicon, Jeffrey Garten provides a brilliant corrective an eye-opening and entertaining narrative of how our ever-smaller, interconnected world evolved, through the stories of ten extraordinary people who unleashed the forces of globalization over the past one thousand years. Garten gives a vivid picture of their lives and times who they were, what they did, how they did it, and how their achievements continue to affect our world today.Among those you will meet: Genghis Khan, who united East and West by brutal conquest and by opening new trade routes built on groundbreaking transportation, communication, and management innovations.Mayer Amschel Rothschild, who rose from an oppressive Jewish ghetto to establish the most powerful global bank the world has ever seen and who ushered in an era of international finance.Cyrus Field, who became the father of global communications by building the transatlantic telegraph the forerunner of international telephonic, radio, and television services, not to mention the Internet.Margaret Thatcher, who turned back the tides of socialism and opened new avenues for free markets to link economies across borders.Andy Grove, a Hungarian who survived the Nazi occupation and escaped Soviet oppression, whose innovations in managing high-technology industries resulted in the mass production of the microscopic computer chips that are fueling today s communications revolution.Through these riveting stories of people overcoming all manner of hardships, navigating the swirling currents of their times, and ultimately creating spectacular change in the course of human history, Garten probes critical questions, including: W

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