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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
  • How Israel fosters start-up businesses.
 

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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Radically New Ideas

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 is the world’s top internet user and has the highest density of business start-ups: 3,850, or “one for every 1,844 Israelis.” It leads the way in technological innovation, and it excels at launching start-up businesses and building them up to Nasdaq-level. Israel has more Nasdaq-listed corporate headquarters than Europe, and it draws many international investors. Israel attracted $2 billion in venture capital in 2008, which, on a per capita basis, was akin to the investment that went to the United Kingdom, or to Germany and France combined. In 2008, venture capitalists invested 2.5 times more per capita in Israel than in the U.S.


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    RAUL AURIS 3 weeks ago
    One of best reading and inspirational books I have read.
    It amazing how Israeli leaders led their nation to a leading tech and innovative nation in the modern world.

    With international networks and partneeships Israel rose as giant start up nation. Even when hate, war and sobotages are intimidating israeli sociaty.

    One of my very inspirational books