Start-Up Nation is a story about the miraculous development of Israel’s economy from its founding to becoming a nation with the leading technology in the world. This book can answer the questions of how a small country can survive the hostility of neighboring nations, dealing with wars that hold the ground while still creating innovation in the fields of technology, military and civilian.
The book is written in a story-telling, comparison style, so it feels very comfortable to read. When you have not read this book, you may still think that Israel is rich because their people are smarter than others. But after reading the book through, you realize that intelligence is only one part, whose decisive factor is their way of coping with their situation, their critical thinking, groundbreaking hierarchical patterns, national pride and personal interests can be ignored to work together towards building a better people. The book also gives some comparisons with other countries such as Dubai, Singapore, Korea… which is very interesting. Dubai, Singapore, Korea can learn the model of Israel and adjust it to be optimal for their country.