From Silk to Silicon

From Silk to Silicon

The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives

Book - 2016
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The story of globalization, the most powerful force in history, as told through the life and times of ten people who changed the world by their singular, spectacular accomplishments. This is the first book to look at the history of globalization through the lens of individuals who did something transformative, as opposed to describing globalization through trends, policies, or particular industries. 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.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper,, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062409973
Branch Call Number: 337.1 G244
Characteristics: xvi, 444 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Apr 17, 2016

Well-written but deeply undercut by the author's blind eye to his privilege: denial soaks his last chapter, "The Best Is Yet To Come", re: climate change and the stresses that a growing population places on Earth.

Mar 16, 2016

The overarching crux of this book, brought to us by a former Yale academic, of course, suggests that these were great people for what they did, not predominantly mass murderers, mass torturers, psychopaths of a large magnitude, et cetera. Doubt if those who suffered horrendous deaths under Genghis Khan, or Rockefeller-financed wars and destroyed refineries, and similar fates, really would salute this author or this book?
As Gerard Celente says, the problem with America is Harvard, Princeton, Yale, bullets, bombs and banks!
Generally, humans do not bemoan the fall of an empire, or most empires, it is only overly rich and syncophantic and obseqeuous historian toadies who do so. [Could or would Xiaoping have brought hundreds of millions of people into the global economy had not David Rockefeller flown with Nixon and Kissinger on those flights to China in 1973? When Rockefeller established banking operations in Beijing and Moscow? And whose lives were altered or destroyed when their jobs were offshored to China? What is their opinion of the author and his opinions? Is America better for all the R&D offshored to China? From Boston to Seattle one observes growth in workers from India . . . and homeless Americans.]


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