Start-Up Nation is a book on career success. It is written by Dan Senor and coauthored by Saul Singer. Dan is an American-Canadian writer, columnist, and political advisor. Saul is an editor and writer.
The narration of the book is done by Sean Pratt. It was not a good performance as Sean was struggling with the Yiddish and Hebrew vocabulary.
The book addresses a major trillion-dollar question. It is about how Israel managed to produce a lot more start-up companies as compared to many other peaceful, stable, and large nations like China, Japan, Canada, the UK, Korea, etc. All of this is very surprising for a country to achieve which is nearly 60 years old and has a population of 7.1 million people. At the same time, it is surrounded by many enemies and has been in a persistent war since it came into being. Moreover, it also has no natural resources of its own and that makes everyone wonder how they succeeded in the startup sector while contributing a lot to their and the global economy.
Singer and Senor examined the lessons of the adversity-driven culture of the country. It flattened the hierarchy and also elevated informality. All of that is backed up by numerous policies of the government which were focused on innovation. In a world where economies as diverse as Dubai Singapore and Ireland have attempted to reproduce the ‘Israel effect’, there are many entrepreneurial lessons that are worth having a look at. Just as America rebooted its economy, there has never been any better time when you could look at this resilient and remarkable nation for some surprising and impressive clues.
This book became a bestseller. It provides great insights into the Economic Miracle of Israel.