September 7, 2011
September 7, 2011
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
Foreign policy experts Dan Senor and Saul Singer analyze the extraordinary initiatives and circumstances which have allowed Israel to become a world leader in technology and innovation in less than a century of existence, despite having a relatively low population, a land with no natural resources, and a near-constant state of warfare. Senor and Singer reveal that Israel, with the highest number of startups per capita of any nation in the world and the highest percentage of gross domestic product invested in research and development, has become the ideal national model for technological development, not only for other midsized nations, but for economic giants like the United States and China. To explain this exemplary progress, the authors cite Israel's mandatory military service, which cultivates social networks and leadership skills; the country's open immigration policy, which brings in motivated minds from around the world; and the Jewish tradition, which nurtures critical thought and a global mindset.
- Online Item #: 13607898
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-69-7498
- ISBN: 9780446541473
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