Complementary to World Is Flat by Thomas Friedmann,
Attractive subject. Nice to have a draft to think about origins of globalization.
Thomas Friedman / World Is Flat sets 10 items to make glaobalization possible. This is a alist of 10 people.
Author is humble about selecting 10 extraordinary people. I do agree with him for selected 10.
I think limiting with 10 is cumbersome.
For example, Ottoman Empire / Fatih Sultan Mehmet conquered Istanbul and opened a new era for humanity. He let different cultures - nationalities - genders - religous people to live AND trade AND pray in their own way.
Another example is Gorbachov, letting Soviet Empire to breakdown without hassel, leading the Berlin wall go down.