Start-up Nation by Dan Senor
The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle

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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, 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.

About Dan Senor

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Dan Senor, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, has been on the front lines of policy, politics, and business in the Middle East. As a senior foreign policy advisor to the U.S. Government , he was one of the longest-serving civilian officials in Iraq. He has also served in Qatar and studied in Israel. Senor's pieces are frequently published by The Wall Street Journal. Saul Singer lives in Israel and is a columnist for The Times of Israel and an adjunct senior fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute. Before moving to Jerusalem he served as an adviser in the U.S. Congress to the House Foreign Affairs and Senate Banking Committees. He was an editor at the Jerusalem Post and has written for the Wall Street Journal and Newsweek.
Published September 7, 2011 by Twelve. 308 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Senor and Jerusalem Post editorial page editor Singer (Confronting Jihad: Israel’s Struggle & The World After 9/11, 2003) demonstrate that the notable entrepreneurial achievements are due to a specific combination of some basic catalysts.

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In Israel, a clustering of talent, research universities and venture capital.

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The Washington Post

In this sense, Israel is not only a nation boasting many start-up tech companies, but truly a start-up nation.

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Start-Up Nation exposes as a false numerous deeply-held economic beliefs.

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American Chronicle

Senor had led a group of twenty-eight Harvard Business School classmates to Israel to explore Israel's economy, politics, and history.

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