What’s in it for me? Learn how to become a global player.

Human societies as we know them didn’t appear overnight. Over the course of centuries, great politicians, entrepreneurs and explorers fashioned the best systems for human beings to live in and thrive.

From the emperor Genghis Khan to the British East India Company, from the famous Rothschild banking family to business magnates such as John D. Rockefeller, let’s take a closer look at the big players of world economic history – the people who set the stage for the globalized, interconnected world we know today.

In these blinks, you’ll learn

  • about the bank that had more power than all of today’s major banks combined;
  • how brutal conquerors and politicians also bring about prosperity and progress; and
  • how China became a global power poised to rival the United States.