Some people wonder why companies from all over the world want to work with us. After all, we are located in a bad neighborhood–one of our neighboring countries openly says they would like to wipe us off the face of the earth.

And it’s not like there aren’t any good Internet marketing companies in America, Europe and everywhere else.

I believe that the reason is the people. Israelis are innovative, creative and get things done fast. But what has nurtured these qualities?

Dan Senor and Saul Singer attempt to answer this question and more.

START-UP NATION addresses the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel – a country of 7.1 million, only 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 UK? How is it that Israel has, per person, attracted over twice as much venture capital investment as the US and thirty times more than Europe?”