From Silk to Silicon by Jeffrey E. Garten audiobook

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

By Jeffrey E. Garten
Read by Tom Perkins

HighBridge, Highbridge Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665151450

  • ISBN: 9781665151436

  • ISBN: 9781665151443

Runtime: 11.49 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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 Bio: Jeffrey E. Garten

Author Bio: Jeffrey E. Garten

Jeffrey E. Garten teaches courses on the global economy at the Yale School of Management, where he was formerly the dean. He was the undersecretary of commerce for international trade in the Clinton administration, and before that a managing director of the Blackstone Group and Lehman Brothers on Wall Street.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 11.49
Audience: Adult
Language: English