WOW! This was an amazing book. I don't like business, I'm a pacifist at heart, and by the end of this book, not only do I want to visit or move to Israel, but I want to join the IDF and go work at a cool start-up after my military service. The book is a fascinating study of the ways that culture and circumstance come together to form an economic engine full of creativity and incredible generativity. I read the first part when I was visiting my in-laws in Maine and finished it once we got a copy for our family here in PA. I read it at the same time as other books, but really kept wanting to get back to it. WOW!