Dan Senor is the author of “Start-Up Nation.” According to its website, the book “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 U.K.?” Furthermore, ask authors Dan Senor and Paul Singer, “(h)ow is it that Israel has, per person, attracted over twice as much venture capital investment as the U.S. and 30 times more than Europe?”

Here is a short interview where Dan Senor talks about the secret of Israel’s success.