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
"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)
I love listening to audiobooks especially Spy thrillers (Daniel Silva type books) and business books (Steve Jobs autobiography as an eg)
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The comparison with Dubai - Traditionally enemies but Dubai clears secretly eyes Israel's success as a start up nation. Some of the tactics are mimicked in dubai but CLEARLY, there is no comparison possible between Israel. Dubai's concept of expatriate workforce will not allow for the level of innovation that happens in Israel.
Made me laugh and proud of Israel - its your attitude that determines your altitude
Eclecticismo, Ritmo, Sprezzatura
I'm studying a master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and one of my professors recommended this book and after reading it, as if by serendipity, we were told that my class would be doing a study trip to Tel Aviv University. During our trip, ALL of the guest speakers mentioned the book either directly, or indirectly through cultural references, and I could see that everything that was mentioned in the book had a basis.
I have to say that it really opened my eyes and gave me a greater understanding of Israel as an innovation powerhouse. Very inspirational, and a must read for anyone that is interested in how innovation ecosystems are born.
I would recomend this book to those who are interested in Israels success, but most of the book tells you about all the successful companies, politicians and other successful vetures, witch is ok, but I didn't get the point of pointing it out, since most of the things are well known facts. Israel is uniqe country, and I feel sorry for the things they have been trough and admire them for the things they have accomplished, but I got tired by the end of the book.
One great book that reveals the driven factors of the innovative culture in Israel that can be applied anywhere else.
A nation lifted itself up by it's bootstraps. The military aspect was quite interesting.
When the car manufacture agreed.
I only can listen in short bursts.
The clarity in which the authors are able to isolate the qualities and ethos of the Israeli culture.
An explanable miracle
Ironically, Senor outlines many of the same qualities that helped 19th century America expand westward that were sadly later discarded with the advent of megacorporations in the late 20th century. Whether in commerce, research, the military or for the benefit of mankind the book hammers home the central theme....always question, "Is there a better way"?
The different aspects and unusual reasons why Israel became a Start-Up Nation
The title fits perfectly
Great book, especially if you have a link to Israel.
I read a lot and on most any subject!
This book provides useful information to help individuals, companies and nations be more innovative. However at times the book drags a bit especially when the author's drift away from talking about Israel and start talking about other nations.
This is an excellent audio experience. The facts are solid and the narrative gripping. Good audiobook for those who would like to know better the aspects that helped to build the technology of Israel.
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