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Dan Senor

Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle

Nov 3, 2009 • 7:00 pm ET
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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? As this country reboots its can-do spirit, there’s never been a better time to look at a remarkable and resilient nation for some impressive, surprising clues.
Dan Senor is an Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and has been on the front lines of policy, politics, and business in the Middle East.