“A playbook for every CEO who wants to develop the next generation of corporate leaders.”
- Tom Brokaw on Start-Up Nation
Get a behind the scenes look into one of the most inspiring stories ever told as co-authors Saul Singer and Dan Senor discuss their best-selling book Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle. Singer and Senor address with audiences the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel, a country of 7.1 million people, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies and in a constant state of war since its founding with no natural resources, produce more start-up companies than large, peaceful and stable nations like Japan, China, Canada and the UK?
Their book has sparked reactions as diverse as Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu declaring, “We are the Start-Up Nation!” to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria calling it “A book every single Arab businessman, Arab bureaucrat, and Arab politician should read.” Citing Start-Up Nation, the Economist proclaimed, “Over the past two decades Israel has been transformed from a semisocialist backwater into a high-tech superpower.” Tom Brokaw called Start-Up Nation, “a playbook for every CEO who wants to develop the next generation of corporate leaders.” The book has reached #5 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal business bestseller lists and is also a best-seller in Israel, India, and Singapore.
Start-Up Nation proves there’s never been a better time to look at the remarkable and resilient nation of Israel for some impressive, surprising clues to economic growth.
At the podium, Singer and Senor share their extensive breadth of knowledge on the ever-changing global-political situation and give audiences a fascinating look into the phenomena that is the entrepreneurship-driven Israeli economy. Providing crucial insights for any company looking to thrive in the economic hardships of today, Singer and Senor deliver a truly informative and decisive program that no CEO or company will want to miss.
Dan Senor was the Chief Spokesperson for the U.S.-led Coalition in Iraq, and a Senior Advisor to Presidential Envoy L. Paul Bremer III, the Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority. Senor rode into Baghdad on the first convoy of civilians into Iraq from Kuwait, less than two weeks after the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime, and was one of the longest-serving American civilians in Iraq. He is often published in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Weekly Standard and TIME.
Before moving to Israel in 1994, Saul Singer served for ten years as an adviser to different Members of Congress and on the staffs of the House Foreign Affairs and Senate Banking Committees. More recently in Israel, Singer has briefed companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Proctor and Gamble, General Electric, IBM, AT&T, Medtronic, Microsoft, and Dupont; as well as numerous delegations of Members of Congress and visiting journalists, academics, and business leaders. In addition, Singer has contributed to the Jerusalem Post, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, CNN-Opinion, Commentary, the Wilson Quarterly, and other publications.