Start up Nation

Author: Dan Senor
Publisher: Twelve
ISBN: 9781455503469
Release Date: 2011-09-07
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Start up Nation

Author: Dan Senor
Publisher: Twelve
ISBN: 9780446558310
Release Date: 2009-11-04
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Start up Nation

Author: Dan Senor
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781455503469
Release Date: 2011-09-07
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

What s Next for the Startup Nation

Author: Uri Goldberg
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781477241202
Release Date: 2012-10-09
Genre:

Israel’s position of a center for groundbreaking technological innovation has been the consequence of historical accident and good policy. Now history is moving on and the challenges that the world is facing are threatening to wipe out the remarkable economic progress Israel has achieved. Faced with new challenges and new conditions, the policies of the past are not likely to remain effective. Focusing on the state of Israel, This book addresses a multi-trillion dollar question: How can governments foster innovation in uncertain times. As nations around the world try to reignite their own economies and prepare for new challenges, this book offers a blueprint for fostering strong, sustainable innovation within a dynamic economy.

The Weapon Wizards

Author: Yaakov Katz
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781250088345
Release Date: 2017-01-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering

"A lively account of Israel's evolving military prowess...if The Weapon Wizards were a novel, it would be one written by Horatio Alger; if it were a biblical allegory, it would be the story of David and Goliath." —The New York Times Book Review From drones to satellites, missile defense systems to cyber warfare, Israel is leading the world when it comes to new technology being deployed on the modern battlefield. The Weapon Wizards shows how this tiny nation of 8 million learned to adapt to the changes in warfare and in the defense industry and become the new prototype of a 21st century superpower, not in size, but rather in innovation and efficiency—and as a result of its long war experience. Sitting on the front lines of how wars are fought in the 21st century, Israel has developed in its arms trade new weapons and retrofitted old ones so they remain effective, relevant, and deadly on a constantly-changing battlefield. While other countries begin to prepare for these challenges, they are looking to Israel—and specifically its weapons—for guidance. Israel is, in effect, a laboratory for the rest of the world. How did Israel do it? And what are the military and geopolitical implications of these developments? These are some of the key questions Yaakov Katz and Amir Bohbot address. Drawing on a vast amount of research, and unparalleled access to the Israeli defense establishment, this book is a report directly from the front lines.

Startup Rising

Author: Christopher M. Schroeder
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781137356710
Release Date: 2013-08-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Despite the world's elation at the Arab Spring, shockingly little has changed politically in the Middle East; even frontliners Egypt and Tunisia continue to suffer repression, fixed elections, and bombings, while Syria descends into civil war. But in the midst of it all, a quieter revolution has begun to emerge, one that might ultimately do more to change the face of the region: entrepreneurship. As a seasoned angel investor in emerging markets, Christopher M. Schroeder was curious but skeptical about the future of investing in the Arab world. Travelling to Dubai, Cairo, Amman, Beirut, Istanbul, and even Damascus, he saw thousands of talented, successful, and intrepid entrepreneurs, all willing to face cultural, legal, and societal impediments inherent to their worlds. Equally important, he saw major private equity firms, venture capitalists, and tech companies like Google, Intel, Cisco, Yahoo, LinkedIn, and PayPal making significant bets, despite the uncertainty in the region. With Startup Rising, he marries his own observations with the predictions of these tech giants to offer a surprising and timely look at the second stealth revolution in the Middle East-one that promises to reinvent it as a center of innovation and progress.

Arik

Author: David Landau
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780385351096
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

From the former editor in chief of Haaretz, the first in-depth comprehensive biography of Ariel Sharon, the most important Israeli political and military leader of the last forty years. The life of Ariel Sharon spans much of modern Israel's history: A commander in the Israeli Army from its inception in 1948, Sharon participated in the 1948 War of Independence, and played decisive roles in the 1956 Suez War and the six day War of 1967, and most dramatically is largely credited with the shift in the outcome of the Yom Kippur War of 1973. After returning from the army in 1982, Sharon became a political leader and served in numerous governments, most prominently as the defense minister during the 1983 Lebanon War in which he bore "personal responsibility" according to the Kahan Commission for massacres of Palestinian civilians by Lebanese militia, and he championed the construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Gaza. But as prime minister he performed a dramatic reversal: orchestrating Israel's unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip. Landau brilliantly chronicles and analyzes his surprising about-face. Sharon suffered a stroke in January 2006 and remains in a persistent vegetative state. Considered by many to be Israel's greatest military leader and political statesman, this biography recounts his life and shows how this leadership transformed Israel, and how Sharon's views were shaped by the changing nature of Israeli society.

Confronting Jihad

Author: Saul Singer
Publisher: Cold Spring Press
ISBN: 1593600011
Release Date: 2003-09-30
Genre: History

A journalist takes a close-up look at how Israelis continue to live and work with the everyday violence and threats of terrorism, assesses the Israeli reaction to the conflict in Iraq and to the problem posed by Islamic fundamentalists in Palestine, and provides key insights and observations on America's continuing battle against terrorism.

Like Dreamers

Author: Yossi Klein Halevi
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062274823
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: History

Winner of the Everett Family Jewish Book of the Year Award (a National Jewish Book Award) and the RUSA Sophie Brody Medal. In Like Dreamers, acclaimed journalist Yossi Klein Halevi interweaves the stories of a group of 1967 paratroopers who reunited Jerusalem, tracing the history of Israel and the divergent ideologies shaping it from the Six-Day War to the present. Following the lives of seven young members from the 55th Paratroopers Reserve Brigade, the unit responsible for restoring Jewish sovereignty to Jerusalem, Halevi reveals how this band of brothers played pivotal roles in shaping Israel’s destiny long after their historic victory. While they worked together to reunite their country in 1967, these men harbored drastically different visions for Israel’s future. One emerges at the forefront of the religious settlement movement, while another is instrumental in the 2005 unilateral withdrawal from Gaza. One becomes a driving force in the growth of Israel’s capitalist economy, while another ardently defends the socialist kibbutzim. One is a leading peace activist, while another helps create an anti-Zionist terror underground in Damascus. Featuring an eight pages of black-and-white photos and maps, Like Dreamers is a nuanced, in-depth look at these diverse men and the conflicting beliefs that have helped to define modern Israel and the Middle East.

Startup Nation

Author: Jeff Sloan
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 9780307423825
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Genre: Business & Economics

Want to take control of your life? Want to trade in that listless job and create the company you’ve always dreamed of? Millions of new businesses are started each year, from online diamond dealers to part-time “pet projects” to the latest franchises. StartupNation is all about putting you in the driver’s seat to start your own business. Jeff and Rich Sloan are lifelong entrepreneurs who have created dozens of successful businesses and have guided and advised thousands of others through their nationally syndicated radio talk show, on their Web site, and in their weekly online newsletter. In StartupNation, the Sloan Brothers examines every aspect of smart entrepreneurship and help you create the business you've always dreamed of. You'll learn about the dos and don'ts and the highs and lows of building your own business through the Sloan's in-the-trenches insights and the inspirational tales of over thirty other gutsy entrepreneurs. Among the stories you'll read about: • The Sloans' own patented invention, the Battery Buddy®, which generated more than $1 million in royalties • Lavetta Willis, who built Dada Footwear into a fashion brand that now produces sneakers worn by NBA basketball stars • Tom Nardone, who created the booming ShopInPrivate.com, where people can order items they’re embarrassed to buy at the local drugstore. StartupNation presents a master course in identifying a good idea, building the right kind of business around it, and avoiding the pitfalls that can derail you. If you’ve ever dreamed of pursuing your own business, StartupNation will be your most powerful resource. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Let There Be Water

Author: Seth M. Siegel
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781466885448
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Nature

New York Times and Los Angeles Times Bestseller! As every day brings urgent reports of growing water shortages around the world, there is no time to lose in the search for solutions. The U.S. government predicts that forty of our fifty states-and 60 percent of the earth's land surface-will soon face alarming gaps between available water and the growing demand for it. Without action, food prices will rise, economic growth will slow, and political instability is likely to follow. Let There Be Water illustrates how Israel can serve as a model for the United States and countries everywhere by showing how to blunt the worst of the coming water calamities. Even with 60 percent of its country made of desert, Israel has not only solved its water problem; it also had an abundance of water. Israel even supplies water to its neighbors-the Palestinians and the Kingdom of Jordan-every day. Based on meticulous research and hundreds of interviews, Let There Be Water reveals the methods and techniques of the often offbeat inventors who enabled Israel to lead the world in cutting-edge water technology. Let There Be Water also tells unknown stories of how cooperation on water systems can forge diplomatic ties and promote unity. Remarkably, not long ago, now-hostile Iran relied on Israel to manage its water systems, and access to Israel's water know-how helped to warm China's frosty relations with Israel. Beautifully written, Seth M. Siegel's Let There Be Water is and inspiring account of the vision and sacrifice by a nation and people that have long made water security a top priority. Despite scant natural water resources, a rapidly growing population and economy, and often hostile neighbors, Israel has consistently jumped ahead of the water innovation-curve to assure a dynamic, vital future for itself. Every town, every country, and every reader can benefit from learning what Israel did to overcome daunting challenges and transform itself from a parched land into a water superpower.

The Israel Test

Author: George F. Gilder
Publisher: Richard Vigilante Books
ISBN: 9780980076356
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics

Argues that Israel is a leader in human civilization, technological progress, and scientific advancements, and that hostility towards Israel is a product of its economic successes.

Women Love Girth the Fattest 100 Facts on Start Up Nation

Author: Andrew Colling
Publisher: Lennex
ISBN: 551709001X
Release Date: 2013-04
Genre:

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Israel in World Relations

Author: Richard Bass
Publisher: Richard Bass
ISBN: 0991818601
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Israel

A thorough, engaging account of Israel's crucial role in 4,000 years of world history, ideology, religion, and politics, Israel in World Relations provides one of the most thorough and balanced resources now available for understanding the issues in the Middle East today. With its emphasis on critical thinking, respect for fact, and logical thought, it encourages readers to consider what qualifies as truth, and it shows them how to apply those criteria to the complicated and often emotional topic of Israel. Among the challenging questions it addresses are the following: What counts as history? Is the Jewish claim that there was a Temple in Jerusalem objectively justifiable? Is there such a thing as a "Jewish people"? Are today's Jewish people connected to the ancient Israelites? What is democracy? Can a Jewish state be democratic? Why has peace been so elusive between Israel and its neighbors? What does international law say about sovereignty over Jerusalem? Are the land-for-peace and two-state solutions practical strategies for peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority? What is a just war? Was Israel's incursion into Gaza in 2009 "just"? What is the real Israel-human rights abuser or humanitarian nation? The book shows why the answers to these questions are relevant to our understanding of world relations and to our own personal identity.