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Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman

Entrepreneurlialism: Learning from Israel (#129)

Guests: Dan Senor, co-author Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle, George Gilder, Senior Fellow, the Discovery Institute and author The Israel Test, and Amit Shafrir, Internet entrepreneur and COO of Ourparents, Inc. The modern state of
Israel is only 60 years old. Its population is smaller than some U.S. states. Geography-wise, Israel sits in the middle of hostile territory. Yet this tiny nation is forecasted to grow 3.5% in 2010, attracts more venture capital investments per capita than any other country, and its high-technology sector rivals that of the U.S. This episode examines Israel's unique attributes that lead to successful innovation and risk-taking, and the lessons the U.S. can learn from it. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: From the producers of "Think Tank with Ben Wattenburg," Ideas in Action with Jim Glassman is a new half-hour weekly series on ideas and their consequences. Each edition of Ideas in Action presents a discussion of trends, conditions, and ideas behind the week's headlines. In the tradition of the long-running PBS series Think Tank, the program limits itself to one topic per half-hour edition in order to go deeper into a subject than the average TV show. Viewers engage with a diverse group of economists, historians, anthropologists, political scientists, demographers, and social philosophers, as well as authorities from many other disciplines.

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