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4.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 5 4.38 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dan Senor Narrator: Sean Pratt Publisher: Gildan Media LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 CY | 6/19/2011

    " "The most careful thing is to dare." ~ Shimon Peres
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Masashi | 6/8/2011

    " I now believe that everyone should pay a visit to Israel, preferably attend a conference, visit universities, or meet with start-ups, and feel the entrepreneurial energy the country exudes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 6/2/2011

    " Well done overview of the pluses and minuses of High tech in Israel. After almost 30 years of involvement in Hi Tech here, I feel that I have lived through this book... Actually I did, I KNOW some of the people interviewed for it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adomas | 5/29/2011

    " While I believe that authors are only telling part of the story, this is very inspiring read, with many lessons and recipes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trevor | 5/29/2011

    " Great book about Israel's entrepreneurial culture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juls | 5/8/2011

    " Very interesting book about all the accomplishments and determination the State of Israel has accomplished. Truly astounding on every level. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arun | 3/16/2011

    " Great book if you want to understand environment in which innovation thrives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Takim | 3/13/2011

    " I loved this one. A departure from my usual fiction, but a welcome departure. If I ever travel abroad I'll make sure to find one of the original "Books" and add my own section, and I've already made a mental note to invest in Israelite companies later on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 2/28/2011

    " Excellent insight on the incredible economic miracle that is modern Israel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 2/16/2011

    " Great depiction of what makes Israel and its people so prone to entrepreneurship and innovation. Good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 2/16/2011

    " Wow, a great narrative incorporating elements of of business, politics, tech, and cultural analysis to look at how Israel has become a huge tech start-up economy, with the highest % of GDP spent on R&D in the world. Incredibly readable, highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rusik | 1/14/2011

    " convincing argument that several factors - mandatory service, IDF structure, general nat'l character, arab boycott, etc. - explain success of tech start-up scene in israel "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 1/11/2011

    " Wasn't sure about this book when it started as a historical analysis of Israel, but after the first few chapters I understood the need to set up the book's premise. Definitely worth reading for those interested in Israel, entrepreneurship, or both. "

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About the Author

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 US 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.