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

by Jeffrey E. Garten

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

by Jeffrey E. Garten


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  • John D. Rockefeller Changed America

    Though he was a business magnate that climbed to the top of the financial world, John D. Rockefeller could have never done it without his ruthless streak. This man helped create Standard Oil, which was so powerful that it controlled nearly all the US oil trade. However, Rockefeller's philanthropic w

  • The British East India Company

    The British East India Company once set the tone for international trade. Known simply as The Company, this international powerhouse employed tens of thousands of British and Indian citizens alike, shipping goods across oceans. While many contributed to its meteoric rise, no one played a bigger role

  • A Portuguese Prince Invented Slave Trade

    Prince Henry the Navigator of Portugal lived from 1394 to 1460, during which time he pushed his captains beyond the limits of contemporary maps in order to discover new fortunes and lands. To go beyond the limits of contemporary maps, Prince Henry of Portugal instructed his captains to sail to new t

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