Summary of Start-Up Nation

The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle

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Start-Up Nation book summary
Israel has always used its limited resources to adapt and innovate – the perfect setting for entrepreneurship.


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Innovation and venture capital are the main engines for creating individual and national wealth. Take Israel, for example, say authors Dan Senor and Saul Singer, who portray the nation as a blueprint for how to launch innovative ventures. They profile the cultural, military and economic characteristics that make it the world’s most entrepreneurial nation. This uplifting, inspiring business story explains how Israeli entrepreneurs overcame significant challenges and analyzes how a country’s culture influences its business climate. getAbstract finds that this well-informed text offers solid lessons about maintaining national competitiveness in the 21st century.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What makes Israel an entrepreneurial and innovative nation
  • How Israel’s immigrants and military have boosted its economic growth, and 3
  • How Israel fosters start-up businesses.


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Israel deliberately focuses its national assets on innovation and entrepreneurship. It has one of the highest levels of research and development of any nation and a higher concentration of engineers and scientists than any other country. A land of early adopters, Israel...
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About the Authors

Dan Senor, a Council on Foreign Relations fellow, analyzes foreign affairs for Fox News and writes columns for The Wall Street Journal. He co-founded Rosemont Capital and worked for the Carlyle Group. Saul Singer, the Jerusalem Post editorial page director, wrote Confronting Jihad.

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