The Region: Startup Nation with New York Times Bestselling Author Dan Senor
How is it that Israel—a country of 7.1 million people, only sixty years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources—produces more startup companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada, and the United Kingdom?
On this week’s episode of The Region, New York Times bestselling author Dan Senor discusses the entrepreneurial spirit makes Israel’s economy tick, as explained in his book (written with Saul Singer) Startup Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle.
Dan Senor is an adjunct senior fellow for Middle East studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He has long been involved in policy, politics, and business in the Middle East. As a senior foreign policy adviser to the U.S. government, he was one of the longest-serving civilian officials in Iraq, for which he was awarded the highest civilian honor by the Pentagon. Senor’s analytical pieces are frequently published by the Wall Street Journal; he has also written for the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Weekly Standard, and Time. He advises a global investment fund. He resides in New York City with his wife and two sons. He is a board member of the Philos Project.