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Start-Up Nation Audiobook

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

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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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    Kenneth Simbwa 09-09-16
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    "Excellent content and narrative"

    I loved this book. Well written and excellent narrative. I highly recommend it for any one seeking to see their nation develop.

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    Levi Hug 08-30-16
    Levi Hug 08-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Fascinating picture of the power of ideas"

    Anyone wanting to learn a bit of what's happening in the middle east and the dynamics involved should read this book.

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    D. Sakala 08-28-16
    D. Sakala 08-28-16 Member Since 2015

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    "The Book for Life"

    A terrific exposition of a Nation's success parameters.
    A must have and read for nationals of any nation.
    Timeless in era and ubiquitously relevant to many a nation.

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    Noah Baalessanvu 07-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book"

    inspiring hearing Israel's story. This also reveals how getting a startup culture can transform a nation

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    Nikolay 04-04-16
    Nikolay 04-04-16
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    "amazing macroeconomic book"

    amazing book for any person to read.
    the main ideas are "success through survival" and "what can we learn from country as small as Israel?"

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    Donnette L Wengerd 12-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "We owe so much to Isreal"

    So many of the technologies we use is from here. So much of what the book talked about is not known or spoken about. New was to think outside the box.

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    Golf 08-08-15
    Golf 08-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Best book!!"

    One of my favorite one in this year !! You can see how people shape up their mindset to create new things for the world.

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    sivan soffer 07-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great breakdown of what makes us successful"

    Wonderful analysis of the components needed to build a successful startup ecosystem- while telling inspiring real life stories. Love this book.

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    Ben eva 07-15-15
    Ben eva 07-15-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Unexpectedly excellent"

    Very good but I hate the way audible now makes me write at least 16 words to submit a review da dee da dumm da dada dee dee dee

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    John 05-25-15
    John 05-25-15 Member Since 2013
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    "underwhelming, and confusing"

    The book has 16 chapters, it is not until chapter 7 that the authors stop focusing almost exclusively on extolling the virtues is the Israeli military.

    Few books I have read had have so quickly been overtaken by events. As a non Israeli I struggle to see what is should take away from reading this book apart from 'you should be more Jewish in character'. A lot of the rest just seems like post hoc analysis of cherry picked Israeli successes.

    One potential learning could be that immigration is good for growth, but it is hard to justify going through the whole book to synthesis this.

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