Start-up Nation

Start-up Nation

The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle

Paperback - 2011
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START-UP NATION addresses the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel-- a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources-- produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada and the UK?

With the savvy of foreign policy insiders, Senor and Singer examine the lessons of the country's adversity-driven culture, which flattens hierarchy and elevates informality-- all backed up by government policies focused on innovation. In a world where economies as diverse as Ireland,SingaporeandDubaihave tried to re-create the "Israeleffect", there are entrepreneurial lessons well worth noting. AsAmericareboots its own economy and can-do spirit, there's never been a better time to look at this remarkable and resilient nation for some impressive, surprising clues.
Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2011.
Edition: 1st trade ed.
ISBN: 9780446541473
0446541478
Characteristics: xvi, 309 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.

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DoryAbelman Aug 05, 2015

Very interesting, insightful, and well-written story. A reader, regardless of how much they already know of Israel, will be amazed with all the new things they will learn about Israeli innovation and international relations. A reader will also learn much about Israeli culture as the book explores why Israel is as innovative as it currently is. This story explores economics, lifestyle, education, and military service in Israel, as well as behaviour and values of Israelis in an interesting way. Great read for anyone interested in or studying business, economics or even politics.

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wrath231
Sep 08, 2014

One of the best books I've ever read that combines a history lesson with how a smart nation can cultivate a entrepreneur spirit for benefit of all.

sbkbpl Aug 07, 2013

Great book on how a small country can develop itself.
The biggest challenge to its sustainability is its growing population of people who are not contributing to the economy and yet live within the country.

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Jan 24, 2011

interesting read and good insight into the development of Israel, but ex-soviet Ph.D.s and US money likely helped the country's 'start-up' miracle

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