- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Twelve (November 4, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780446541466
- ISBN-13: 978-0446541466
- ASIN: 044654146X
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 9.5 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 449 customer reviews
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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"
"No one else, in my judgment, has written regularly about
"An edifying, cogent report."
"A rich and insightful read."
"Saul Singer's Confronting Jihad should be mandatory reading for anyone, layman or expert, interested in the real
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From the book, I learned a lot about the Israelis histories (that i didn't know before the read, or, not in such structural form) and more importantly , the subtle cultures in the everyday Israelis lives . and it's the culture + history that makes the Israel now. it's very much like the evolution of Silicon Valley - the culture and history.
i highly recommend this book to those who are interested in knowing Israel more , culturally and evolution past.
the minor side the book is, it doesn't cover much of how the region belief in the Israelis lives. as belief lives in their blood. it will be great to have this piece of information more widely covered.
What I miss is the fact that the faith of this holy nation is the glue that holds them together, inspire and strengthen them. If we do not consider this, we might build clusters but with no results.
This book is a lovely insight into Israel’s sense of purpose that drives so many successful start-ups to be developed from this tiny nation. Yes prior to this book I have heard of ICQ and the mighty unit 8200 but not much else.
The key take away from the book are their sense of purpose, mission driven and risk taking culture that enables so much innovation to be born from the country.
Startup nation examines how and why the creative process is different than almost every other industrialized nation. The startup business process is a fight, a struggle within that produces energy,growth and change.
This should be a must read for anyone interested in the application of the creative process..ie...how to foster creative minds that can adjust and produce results within a group setting.
Korea, both South and North Korea, the Tiger and Mouse of Asia could well follow this example.Few countries around the world implement such a simple concept.War,peace,growth,and sound economic policy can create a strange bedfellow of success.
This book should be a first week read for any business school freshman and a first day read for any student of psychology.
Troytex in Texas Sept.18, 2010
There is a comparison between Israel, Korea, Singapore, Finland, Arab countries.
There are statistical facts showing the status of Israel in terms of economic and cultural aspects.
I am surprised to see the similarity of infrastructure and chosen moves to form an ecomomic development for a new established countries such as Turkey and Israel. It seems Israel has understood Mustafa Kemal Ataturk better than us.
I admit Israel has performed better than Turkey in terms of developing a brand new nation.