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:
Through these stories Garten probes critical questions, such as: How much influence can any one person have in fundamentally changing the world? From Silk to Silicon is an essential book to understanding the past - and the future - of the most powerful force of our times.
©2016 Jeffrey E. Garten. (P)2016 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
This book was not what I expected. It is an interesting biography of 10 prominent figures in history, who were obsessed and persistent to make real change.
I found the second half of the book much more enjoyable if only because of the impact of those that truly connected the modern world.
These guys may have been great in their achievement, but in most cases it came at a cost. Most had a dark side, and it can be hard to admire such monsters, but they got the job done. They changed the world through hook or crook.
The ends justified the means would be a good attribute to their methods. One cannot deny that each played a major part in history, but it wasn't in isolation. They surrounded themselves with capable allies.
I recommend this book only because their stories are exceptionally dramatic, not so much as role model but as hard men who knew what they wanted and what it takes to force change.
I'm sure they were many more people that were important, but a selection of 10 is reasonable considering the length of the book.
people make the world, things don't just happen and this book really drives that home. This is a great piece of motivational history for those who dream.
One of the top, the author has just the right sense of detail, he's know's your curiosity level, and knows when add details, and when to stream line. The stories are well researched, fascinating, and wonderful.
Sorry, nothing comes to mind.
He does a fine job, (not a good question)
Again, not a good question.
This is great for a person who is interested in technology history, (starting very early 1500's). It's very well written, well researched, and no major faults. Highly recommend. (Ps Im into audible, some 70+ books).
yes, because it provides great context to connect cultural expansion, integration, and wealth by way of trade/commerce
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