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Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle | [Dan Senor, Saul Singer]

Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle

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?
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Publisher's Summary

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, Singapore, and Dubai have tried to re-create the "Israel effect", there are entrepreneurial lessons well worth noting. As America reboots 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.

©2009 Dan Senor and Saul Singer; (P)2009 Gildan Media Corp

What the Critics Say

"There is a great deal for America to learn from the very impressive Israeli Entrepreneurial model - beginning with a culture of leadership and risk management. Start-Up Nation is a playbook for every CEO who wants to develop the next generation of corporate leaders." (Tom Brokaw)
"No one else, in my judgment, has written regularly about Israel in recent years with more clarity than Singer." (William Kristol, Editor, The Weekly Standard)

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    "Excellent read--great insight into Israel"

    Very worthwhile, Really glad we read this before visiting Israel--provided a greater appreciation for the people, their accomplishments, their personality. stories were inspiring. My only complaint was that this ties things up in a nice bow and the story of this country and people is much more complex and prickly.

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    Wade T. Brooks Portland, OR, USA 06-25-12
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    Very interesting, great read. If you like entrepreneurship there are some interesting conclusions you can reach. I'm not a big fan of Porter's cluster theory so I think the author gives a bit too much credence to that, but besides that a great book.

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    "Fabulous! Interesting and informative"

    I totally enjoyed this book. It is thought provoking! I will take away so much.... The tons of information was conveyed in an interesting and nicely clear manner. WOW!

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    Longinus Bronx, NY, United States 04-20-12
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    "An Education"
    Where does Start-Up Nation rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Israelis may have the sharpest culture in the world, which I did not know before I heard this book.


    If you could give Start-Up Nation a new subtitle, what would it be?

    A Country of Clever Resolution


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    What made the experience of listening to Start-Up Nation the most enjoyable?

    The book was more like listening to a very interesting lecture than reading a book. The information nuggets were all worth keeping to use as tools.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Start-Up Nation?

    The story about the settlement that turned lemons into lemonade by taken salt water and turning into a talapia farm was one of the most interesting and memorable.


    What does Sean Pratt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He brings the enthusiasm in his voice.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was moved by the number of advancements made by such a small country with such a great amount of "chutzpah."


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    Aaron Dublin, Ireland 03-06-12
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    "Step 1: Join the Israeli Military. Step 2: Success"
    Would you try another book from Dan Senor and Saul Singer and/or Sean Pratt?

    I would consider another book by them, with some careful research and after reading further excerpts


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The book carries some very interesting stories of some very fascinating companies. However I got the sense of it being more of an


    What about Sean Pratt’s performance did you like?

    The performance was fine, clear and with an excellent pacing.


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    IF you need direction as a person,community, or country, this book lays it out plane and simple. Israel is running ahead of the rest of the world, because their people deeply understand the the fundamentals of life..

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    Joshua Wallace Melbourne, Australia 11-23-10
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    "Very insightful"

    A fascinating book providing insight into yet another aspect of this remarkable nation. "Ye are my witnesses"

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    Ian Orangeville, Ontario, Canada 02-20-10
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    "Very well written and very informative"

    A very eye opening look into the cultural and business world of Israeli.

    Great audiobook

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    Mary-Anne Toronto, Ontario, Canada 02-03-10
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    An interesting and an eye-opening look at Israel. Their can-do attitude is invigorating.

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