Saturday, November 14, 2009

Israel: A Leader in Business Innovation

Good friend and Tel Aviv-based money manager, Isaac Levy, sends along this CNBC clip about the business innovation going on in Israel right now.

You can save the emails and comments about Dan Senor stating that one key to Israel's business success is the training Israelis get in the military and how Israeli execs know how to read a military resume. I caught that and understand the picture in the U.S. is not the same, and that conscription is not exactly a step towards freedom. And I caught the implication in Senor's comment that seems to suggest that he is only one step away from calling for military service for all Americans between the ages of 18 and 21. Lets just put that aside, but do note that Senor is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, was the chief spokesperson for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq and, to top it all off, worked for the Carlyle Group. In other words, this guy doesn't have a problem with the world being controlled by the elites. In fact, he is a junior member!

That said, what Senor says about the innovation going on in Israel is quite accurate, as is his comments about Israel moving towards free markets, while things are going in the opposite direction here in the U.S.

1 comment:

  1. Wenzel,

    This guy cited absolutely zero substantiative, specific reasons for why Israel is an innovative place to do business. He simply painted broad strokes about free markets vs. socialism. Then he made the claim that Israel is integrating war leadership into its economy, something America "doesn't know how to do." Okay, let's say that's the case... why? Are we supposed to read his book to find out?

    Regardless of the reality on the ground in Israel, according to this guy's bio he stinks like a fish...

    AIPAC? Former spokesman for CPA in Iraq? Married to media personality? This guy has "Israeli/American intelligence asset" written all over him!

    I wouldn't even trust him to tell a lie. He's pushing something, he's got some kind of agenda.