Tells the story of the juggernaut research lab that underpins Microsoft's relationship with China. This work moves between Beijing and the Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, WA, and follows the lab's emergence as a centre of excellence for Chinese computer science. It also explores the ramifications of China's technological progress.
There is a story behind each letter of the alphabet. Why is X the Unknown or shorthand for a kiss? Which letter came last, historically, in the alphabet? (J).
What is the connection between a rather unflattering item of clothing and the French trapeze artist Jules Leotard? Which filling did the Earl of Sandwich opt for when he made his great culinary invention? This book answers these and many other questions exploring the lives of an extraordinarily diverse range of people.
Examining the actual impact of economic globalisation in every region of the world, from Africa and Asia to Russia and Latin America, Amy Chua explains how exporting free market democracy breeds ethnic hatred and global instability as a resented ethnic minority winds up with most of the wealth.
The way we are governed is changing. Government has less and less power to influence how we live our lives, while the private sector has more power than ever to control what we do and what we think. Based on the author's experience as a consultant to businesses and governments, this book this book aims to help us understand this issue.