Monday, February 16, 2015

Activate the creative in you

Israel produces more Start Up Business than ANY nation.
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were three generations of have THIS in you!
The book "Start-up Nation" looks into "How is it that Israel—a country of only 7.1 million people, just 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 United Kingdom?"
Did you catch that? The authors don't know the spiritual blessing on Abraham and his! A seed tasked to "be a blessing to all the families of the earth."

But here is what their research shows:
• A major factor for Israel's economic growth can be found in the fact that failure is not a big deal – as long as you learned something!
• The next factor is the culture of the Israel Defense Forces, in which service is mandatory for most young Israelis.
Potential entrepreneurs discover their talents. They also believe that Military service provides experience with responsibility in a relatively un-hierarchical environment where creativity and intelligence are highly valued.
Soldiers "are expected to improvise, even if this means breaking some rules. If you're a junior officer, you call your higher-ups by their first names, and if you see them doing something wrong, you say so."
Imagine a world where "taxi drivers can command millionaires and 23-year-olds can train their uncles?" That's Israeli military.
The book also dwells at length on immigration and its role in Israel's economic growth:
• "Immigrants are not averse to start from scratch. They are by definition risk-takers."
• A nation of immigrants is a nation of entrepreneurs. (Hope for America)
From survivors of the Holocaust to Ethiopian Jews, the State of Israel never ceased to be a land of immigration: 9 out of 10 Jewish Israelis today are immigrants or descendants of immigrants the first or second generation.
How about you?
Why not activate your latent Abrahamic entrepreneurial DNA?

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