Monday Feb 4, 2013
Herzl- Ner Tamid
3700 E. Mercer Way map
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Registration closes at 3pm on Thursday, January 31st. After this time, please call (206) 624-5152.
Featuring Saul Singer, Co-author of Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle
Event will be theatre-style seating, all dietary laws observed.
Saul Singer is the co-author, with Dan Senor, of the best-selling book Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle. He is a former Editorial Page Editor and columnist at the Jerusalem Post. Tom Brokaw called Start-Up Nation, “a playbook for every CEO who wants to develop the next generation of corporate leaders.” The book has reached #5 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal business bestseller lists, and is also a bestseller in Israel, India, and Singapore.
The book has sparked reactions as diverse as Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu declaring, “We are the Start-Up Nation!” to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria calling it “A book every single Arab businessman, Arab bureaucrat, and Arab politician should read.” Citing Start-Up Nation, the Economist proclaimed, “Over the past two decades Israel has been transformed from a semisocialist backwater into a high-tech superpower.” The book is also being published in Chinese, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Turkish, Czech, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Serbian, Latvian, Thai, Mongolian, Indonesian, Vietnamese and Hebrew.
Singer is currently an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute in Jerusalem and a columnist and editorial board member at The Times of Israel. He also serves on the advisory boards of Vintage Investment Partners, an Israeli fund of funds, and Tevel B’Tsedek, an Israeli NGO working in Nepal and Haiti.
In addition to the Jerusalem Post, Singer has written for the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, CNN-Opinion and other publications. Before moving to Israel in 1994, he served for ten years as an adviser to different Members of Congress and on the staffs of the House Foreign Affairs and Senate Banking Committees. Start-Up Nation is dedicated in part to Singer’s brother, Alex Singer, who fell in battle while serving in the IDF, and whose writings and art are collected in the book, Alex: Building a Life. Singer lives in Jerusalem with his wife and three children.