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Hampered by an Arab nation boycott that makes regional trade impossible and endowed with precious little by way of natural resources, Israel has beaten the odds to become a major player in the global business world, especially in the technology sector. With the highest number of startups per capita of any nation in the world and massive venture capital investment, Israel is one of the world's entrepreneurship hubs. Senor, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Singer (Confronting Jihad) track Israel's economic prowess using a number of factors, including the social networks and leadership training provided by Israel's mandatory military and reserve service, a culture of critique fostered by centuries of Jewish tradition and an open immigration policy for Jews that continually restocks Israel's population with motivated people from around the world—all of which foster a business climate in which risk is embraced and good ideas are given a chance to grow. The authors ground their analysis in case studies and interviews with some of Israel's most brilliant innovators to make this a rich and insightful read not just for business leaders and policy makers but for anyone curious about contemporary Israeli culture. (Nov.)
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"There is a great deal for America to learn from the very impressive Israeli entrepreneurial model... START-UP NATION is a playbook for every CEO who wants to develop the next generation of corporate leaders."
―Tom Brokaw, Special correspondent for NBC News, and bestselling author of The Greatest Generation
"In the midst of the chaos of the Middle East, there's a remarkable story of innovation. START-UP NATION is... a timely book and a much-needed celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit."
―Meg Whitman, former CEO of eBay
"Senor and Singer's experience[s]...come to life in their illuminating, timely, and often surprising analysis."
―George Stephanopoulos, anchor of ABC's "This Week"
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"Saul Singer's Confronting Jihad should be mandatory reading for anyone, layman or expert, interested in the real
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Fantastic book! I reccomend this book to all who are interested in start ups of any kind. Also, if you have an interest in Israel, the Israeli people and entrepeneurship read this... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Lela Leman
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Very well written, approachable and enjoyable read. Discusses Israeli culture and Zionist movement and how it has shaped the backbone of the modern Israeli economy today.Published 1 month ago by 737823
This book describes very well the soil that brings up start-up companies. Many people in my home country should read it as well. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Timo
Brilliant insight into the mind of an Israeli. Answers questions on why such a small nation, is always on top of the pile.Published 2 months ago by cynthia delacour