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Click here for the audiobook of The BOX: http://bit.ly/1nd2Vju
I recently narrated and produced this intriguing and enlightening title about a seemingly pedestrian topic- the history of the
shipping container.
Former Economist Magazine editor, Marc Levinson has traced the development of container shipping from its inception in the 1950's to the highly-developed, global backbone of trade that it is today in his book, The BOX. Not unlike Jared Diamond's, Germs Guns and Steel, Levinson tells the story of globalism's emergence and impact through the lens of this single innovation.
Bill Gates put The BOX one at the top of his list of favorite books read in 2013, and said in his review of it, "The story of this transition is fascinating and reason enough to read the book. But in subtle ways The Box also challenges commonly held views about business and the role of innovation." (http://mobile.thegatesnotes.com/Books/Personal/The-Box)
The audiobook version of this title is now available on Audible.com: http://www.audible.com/pd/History/The-Box-Audiobook/B00I2XMFLO
 

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Entretenida historia del container. Académico, muy bien documentado.

Review: The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger

User Review  - Adam Wiggins - Goodreads

If you enjoy lengthy descriptions of port authority politics, different types of cranes, the tradeoff of steel vs aluminum in load-bearing structures, or bay depth in the world's major port cities ... Read full review

Review: The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger

User Review  - Vishaka Datta - Goodreads

The book deserves more than five stars. Considering that the topic being tackled is a rather unglamorous one - the shipping container - Marc Levinson weaves an exhilarating story of the birth of ... Read full review

Review: The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger

User Review  - Raj Rajkumar - Goodreads

Nothing new in the contents to keep me going. Stopped 1/3rd of the way through. Read full review

Review: The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger

User Review  - Jenny - Goodreads

I heard Marc Levinson interviewed on NPR during the West Coast port strike (which affected my town, Seattle), and I thought what he had to say was interesting, so I decided to check out his book. This is really about the intersection of history, commerce, and transportation. Read full review

Review: The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger

User Review  - Simon - Goodreads

this one was a surprise to me. i thought initially it was some obscure topic that would be interesting to me to know about but that beyond that wouldnt be that important but im wrong. the history of ... Read full review

Review: The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger

User Review  - Steele Dimmock - Goodreads

I know Bill Gates loves this book but for me, it was as dry as toast. Read this book if you like learning about industrial action, unions, standards, government and business working together ... Read full review

Review: The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger

User Review  - Gabriel Law - Goodreads

Containers are an afterthought, yet they alter fate of the whole cities and their millions of citizen more deeply than perhaps anything else. Perhaps the author spent a bit too much time in the labor ... Read full review

Review: The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger

User Review  - Arno Rohwedder - Goodreads

Good history of the container and shipping in general, gets a little bogged down in some of the details at times (though I guess that's what you'd expect from a book on shipping containers). Read full review

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