Start-up Nation

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 9/7/2011
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

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START-UP NATIONaddresses 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 asIreland,SingaporeandDubaihave tried to re-create the "Israeleffect", there are entrepreneurial lessons well worth noting. AsAmericareboots 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.

Author Biography

Dan Senor is an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, an investor with a global multi-strategy fund, and a former senior foreign policy adviser in the U.S. government. Saul Singer is a columnist and former editorial page editor at the Jerusalem Post and the author of Confronting Jihad: Israel's Struggle and the World After 9/11.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Authors' Notep. xv
Mapsp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
The Little Nation That Could
Persistencep. 23
Battlefield Entrepreneursp. 41
Seeding A Culture of Innovation
The People of the Bookp. 57
Harvard, Princeton, and Yalep. 67
Where Order Meets Chaosp. 84
An Industrial Policy That Workedp. 103
Immigration: The Google Guys' Challengep. 121
The Diaspora: Stealing Airplanesp. 135
The Buffett Testp. 145
Yozma: The Matchp. 159
Country With A Motive
Betrayal and Opportunityp. 177
From Nose Cones to Geysersp. 184
The Sheikh's Dilemmap. 194
Threats to the Economic Miraclep. 215
Conclusion: Farmers of High Techp. 225
Afterwordp. 237
Acknowledgementsp. 245
Notesp. 251
Bibliographyp. 273
Indexp. 299
About the Authorsp. 311
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