Jeffrey E. Garten teaches courses on the global economy at the Yale School of Management, where he was formerly the dean. He has held senior positions in the Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Clinton administrations, and was a managing director of Lehman Brothers and the Blackstone Group on Wall Street. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, BusinessWeek, and the Harvard Business Review, and he is the author of four previous books on global economics and politics.
"Succinct, erudite and entertaining, From Silk to Silicon is
a most original account of the genesis of globalization."--Ernesto
Zedillo Ponce de Leon, former President of Mexico and Director of
the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization
"Garten compellingly recounts how ten individuals helped shape the modern world, reminding us of the possibilities begat by transformative leadership."--Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, former U. S. Secretary of State
"This is a tale of globalization and leadership that is both sweeping and personal. By focusing on ten transformational people, it shows how individuals can affect the flow of history. It's a guide to the future as well as to the past."--Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin