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

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

Jeffrey E. Garten / Dec 11, 2019

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

  • Title: From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives
  • Author: Jeffrey E. Garten
  • ISBN: 9780062409973
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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,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 They include Genghis Khan, who united east and west by conquest and by opening new trade routes built on groundbreaking transportation, communications, and management innovations Mayer Amschel Rothschild, who arose from an oppressive Jewish ghetto to establish the most powerful bank the world has seen, and ushered in an era of global finance 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 and laid the foundation for Silicon Valley s computer revolution.Through these stories Jeffrey E Garten finds the common links between these figure and probes critical questions including How much influence can any one person have in fundamentally changing the world And how have past trends in globalization affected the present and how will they shape the future 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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      • 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.His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and the Harvard Business Review, and he is the author of five books on global economics and politics He is has been a frequent speaker around the world on global politics, global economics, and global leadership.His new book, From Silk to Silicon The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives, will be available on March 1, 2016.


    1. (Note: I received a free copy of this book through First Reads.)Sort of a shared biography, with one chapter each about 10 historical figures (ranging from Genghis Khan to more recent figures such as Deng Xiaoping and Margaret Thatcher) whose actions resulted in the world becoming more interconnected. With only about 30 pages or so devoted to each of its subjects, the book feels a bit shallow and unsatisfying, although that shouldn't be regarded as a defect; the author isn't trying to provide a [...]

    2. Have you heard about the study in which judges give longer sentences to people who commit similar crimes, depending on whether or not the judge has had lunch yet? I feel like that happens with my book reviews sometimes. This is one of those times. I cannot quite be sure if this book was not as good as The Silk Roads: A New History of the World​ by Peter Frankopan or if I was just less focused. It started out strong with tales of Temujin (Later Named Genghis Khan) that gave me that dopamine rus [...]

    3. I tend to think that we are living in the most global age ever and my take on global government often harkens back to the science fiction books I have always enjoyed so much, so my construct tends to actually be governance of the galaxy. In The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov the Galactic Empire exists but it is on its way out. Preparations have already been made to train brilliant humans who will bring the Empire back from the Dark Ages into which it has been plunged. In Dune by Frank Herber [...]

    4. In all such books where a small number of historical figures are selected for profiling there is a lot of room for debate over the ten selected. The basis of the selection here is the impact that the people had over the advance of globalization and those selected are:*) Genghis Khan*) Prince Henry*) Robert Clive*) Mayer Amschel Rothschild*) Cyrus Field*) John D. Rockefeller*) Jean Monnet*) Margaret Thatcher*) Andrew Grove*) Deng Xiaoping There is no question that all of the selections had a dram [...]

    5. "The longer you can look back, the farther you can look forward." Winston ChurchillThe book was an amazing feast of history crammed into an entertaining book. The writer has chosen 10 men and women from throughout the history who in the course of their lives either intentionally or unintentionally helped establish the modern globalized world as we know it now.The writer starts with Genghis Khan. A small boy who lived with as an outcast roaming the Mongolian wilderness with his family after the d [...]

    6. Great choices of thinkers who were doersI learned a lot even in the communications and technology fields I have already read a lot about. The author writes well about the great ark of history.

    7. TLDR: Great intro into the lives of 10 contributors to globalization, swift reading, doesn’t pull punches about the effects that each person wrought.As someone who enjoys learning about history and societal change but who also has little patience for dry in-depth study I thoroughly enjoyed this book as a way to get an introduction to 10 individuals’ lives and the way they impacted the world. From Silk to Silicone is a wonderful summary of these historical figures and does not seek to pose an [...]

    8. There are certainly questions around what other names could have made the list but I was still content. I couldn’t have agreed more with Professor’s Garten definition of transformational leaders - men who were “doers” and not just thinkers.Spanning the 12th to 20th century he highlighted names from Genghis Khan to Cyrus Field to Andy Grove. I was glad he didn’t feed us just single stories of these men and women, but also included their darker accounts – in totality however, there’s [...]

    9. I knew very little about Genghis Khan, Henry the Navigator, Cyrus Field, or really any of the other people featured in this book before reading it. But I'm intrigued now by these people and plan to find more books about them, or maybe track down some documentaries or something. The book entirely "readable" in that you don't have to be a historian or economist or whatever to understand the language or the salient points. (See above re: my unfamiliarity with most of the highlighted people.) One of [...]

    10. 10 exceptional people who changed the world as we know it. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to see right through our current world. Right from Genghis Khan to Robert Clive and Jean Monet, these people battled through their own personal hardships in life and carved out our world for us. The book traces their personal journey along with those inflection points in their lives where they made the sea change in the world which still has remnants all around. I would highly recommend thi [...]

    11. By focusing on individuals to relate the story of globalization, the author has created a quite interesting and accessible work. Although the author is optimistic about globalization, he does recognize it has always had the impact of leaving many in the world dispossessed and disenfranchised. Some of the figures, such as Mayer Rothschild and Jean Monnet are more intriguing than others. However, the author concludes that they all had traits in common – most notably, they were all “hedgehogs. [...]

    12. I am not sure I really got much about globalization from this, per se, but it was some interesting bite-sized biographies of several historical figures. From the stories of the people profiled here that I was familiar with, I'd say it's probably worth reading full biographies of most or all of them - particularly the ones that interested you.

    13. Awesome insights and information. Not a moment of this book was boring.It delves into the very fabric of what made the people, who made globalization a reality, and how they influenced big changes in the world. The writer doesn't stray too far and instead focuses his interpretation on 10 people, some of them more recent than others.

    14. I love biographies. And in particular I seem to love books which tell stories of people who have shaped a particular area. This book is the story of globalisation, and the story of 10 people who, in the opinion of the author, most shaped it. You can quibble about the choice of the ten, but each life is fascinating. Together they tell a really interesting story.

    15. Author has done a good research and picked up some of the not so obvious people to write up. That single reason made it interesting for me. Pickup this book to know about some of the most impressionable personalities of history. You may then pickup separate books to know more about them.

    16. Garten set out to use a series of (necessarily mini-)biographies to explain the phases and challenges that globalization has faced so far. Some choices, like Genghis Khan and Jean Monnet, were self-evident, but fascinating nonetheless. Others were new and, therefore, even more captivating for me; I'd never heard of Prince Henry of Portugal or Cyrus Field. But a few were confusing in the context of a book on globalisation; the chapters on Margaret Thatcher and Andy Grove focused 95% on their work [...]

    17. In From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives, Jeffery Garten offers a brief history of globalization over the course of humanity's history. It's an enjoyable jaunt through the last thousand years, and while Garten's approach is less that of a historian and more of a layman's, his broad strokes make the book accessible.In contrast to other books on globalization, which focus on the forces of war, trade, and migration, From Silk to Silicon examines ten indivi [...]

    18. The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see. ~Winston ChurchillOne of the best books I've read in recent times. This book details achievements of leaders who led the movement of globalization with their single unwavering focus &vision. This book covered all phenomenas of human development in last 900 years - conquest & expansion, industrialization, socialism, establishment of transatlantic telegraph, political shift from socialism to free markets, global fina [...]

    19. This book wasn't really my style. I admit I misunderstood the book before I got it. I was swayed by the title, "From Silk to Silicon" more than a thorough reading of the topic or a thorough consideration of the subtitle. I was under the impression, mistaken though it may have been, that this was going to be a book that spent time on the materials of silk and silicon and how their trade and ubiquity influenced globalization. I was also under the impression that the ten extraordinary lives were go [...]

    20. Globalization is not a new phenomenon. It is a movement that has been growing by fits and starts for centuries. But were one to look at the history of globalization, who would you say were the key figures in its force? In this well-balanced and enthusiastic book, Mr. Garten makes a case for 10 key figures in the history of globalization: Genghis Khan, Prince Henry the Navigator, Robert Clive, Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Cyrus Field, John D. Rockefeller, Jean Monnet, Margaret Thatcher, Andrew Grove [...]

    21. Summary: This was a fascinating, whirlwind tour of the history of globalization, but would have been better if it were longer.I'd describe this book as a microhistory, focused on the most influential people in the expansion of globalization. About 30 pages are devoted to each of ten influential individuals, from Genghis Khan to Andy Grove to Margaret Thatcher. Each had a large impact on history, but was also a product of their times and provided an interesting window into the era they lived in. [...]

    22. Great book because of the ten lives depicted with an emphasis on their accomplishments that pushed society towards greater interconnection. Genghis KhanPrince Henry the NavigatorRobert CliveMayer Amshel RothchildCyrus FieldJohn D. RockefellerJean MonnetMargaret ThatcherAndrew GroveDeng Xiaoping

    23. I really wanted to like this book. I think I was put off from the beginning by the author's oversight of Alexander or Julius Caesar or anyone in history prior to Gengis Kahn in the 1200s ce. I don't understand how you can talk about globalization without discussing Roman road building and colonialism. The author mentions British colonialism and that at one point in time Britain controlled 1/5 of the world's population, but failed to mention Rome controlling 1/4 of the world's population 1700 yea [...]

    24. Genghis Khan (1162-1227) Mongol Empire.Prince Henry (1394-1460) the explorer.Robert Clive (1725-1773) colonized India.Mayer Rothschild (1744-1812) Godfather of global banking.Cyrus Field (1819-1892) who wired the AtlanticJohn Rockefeller (1839-1937) who built the energy industry and launched global philanthropy.Jean Monnet (1888-1979) who reinvented Europe.Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013) who revived free markets.Andrew Grove (1936) who led the 3rd industrial revolution.Deng Xiao Ping (1904-1997) w [...]

    25. The evolution of globalization told through biographical vignettes of 10 individuals, ranging from well known figures like Genghis Khan and Rockefeller to unsung heroes like Cyrus Field, Jean Monnet, and Andy Grove. Some vignettes were more compelling than others but I finished this book with lots of newfound knowledge and enjoyed the new vantage point from which to contemplate how we got to today's politically, culturally, and economically interconnected world. A superb approach delivered by a [...]

    26. Covers the 10 "doers" (vs. thinkers) that most impacted Globalization prior to 2000, from the authors perspective. I enjoyed the selection, as I was exposed to a brief bio on several fascinating figures that I wasn't familiar with prior to reading this book. Included in the author's selection are: Genghis Khan, Prince Henry, Robert Clive, Mayer Rothschild, Cyrus Field, John Rockefeller, Jean Monnet, Margaret Thatcher, Andy Grove, and Deng Xiaoping.

    27. While some parts were interesting, primarily the bits related to Margaret Thatcher and Intel for me, my fundamental challenge with this book was that the information was not presented in a way that felt memorable5 mins after I closed this book I couldnt remember anything but the broadest summaries of each of the stories in here. And that's a problem with feels like short biographies and facts assembled together, but it wasnt as engaging as I hoped

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