From Silk to Silicon

The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives
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Product Number: DD22194
Released: Mar 01, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781681680545
Narrator/s: Tom Perkins
Publisher: HighBridge Company
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From Silk to Silicon tells the story of who these men and women were, what they did, how they did it, and how their achievements continue to shape our world today. They include: Genghis Khan, who united east and west by conquest and by opening new trade routes built on groundbreaking transportation and management innovations. Mayer Amschel Rothschild, who arose from oppression to establish the most powerful bank the world has seen. Cyrus Field, who became the father of global communications by leading the effort to build the transatlantic telegraph, the forerunner to global radio, TV, and the worldwide Internet. Margaret Thatcher, whose controversial policies opened the gusher of substantially free markets that linked economies across borders. Andy Grove, a Hungarian refugee from the Nazis who built the company-Intel-that figured out how to manufacture complex computer chips on a mass, commercial scale.Through these stories Jeffrey E. Garten finds the common links between these figures and probes critical questions. From Silk to Silicon is an essential book to understanding the past-and the future-of the most powerful force of our times.

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Author(s): Jeffrey E. Garten
Genre: History

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Author(s): Jeffrey E. Garten
Narrator(s): Tom Perkins
Genre: History
Product Number Z100015877
Released: Mar 01, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781681680552
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Author(s): Jeffrey E. Garten
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Released: Mar 14, 2017
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
ISBN: #9780062677945

Professional reviews

"History buffs will love the political intrigue and sweeping sagas that fill this engrossing audio. Tom Perkins narrates with unobtrusive consistency, resonating with the drama woven into the narratives and putting to good use his pleasing vocal tone and sensitivity to phrasing. Starting with the thirteenth-century illiterate empire builder Genghis Khan, who created organizational structures that elevated his rowdy warriors by incorporating the skills and cultures of conquered lands, the author profiles leaders throughout the ages whose explorations capitalized on the rich diversity they found in civilizations across the globe. The perspective Garten offers, illustrated with captivating personal narratives, provides a timely reminder not only that all civilizations and cultures have value but that the disruption caused by today's rapidly shrinking world is not new and is not altogether bad. T.W. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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