When I traveled in Israel last month as part of Vibe Israel’s online influencer tour of the women’s entrepreneurship community, I expected to learn about cool startups. And I did. Israel has more startups than any region outside of Silicon Valley in the U.S., and many of them will go on to become powerful forces in the worldwide economy.
What I did not expect, however, was to see how Israel’s entrepreneurial, can-do spirit manifests in the complex worlds of diplomacy and science. Americans, you see, like to talk. Someone has an idea, so we set up a meeting. Then we have another meeting. We have to keep meeting until everyone agrees to proceed.