A great Podcast from our affiliate partner and friend Mike Dermer:
Podcast #1102: Interview with Ron Dermer, Israeli Ambassador to the US: Israel’s Struggle: The Entrepreneur Spirit Embodies a Nation.
In this episode, Michael Dermer from The Lonely Entrepreneur interviews his cousin Ambassador Ron Dermer, the Israeli Ambassador to the United States. Ron explains how the struggle of Israel as a nation and the spirit of the Israeli population has led to a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. Ron shares his view on:
How the constant struggle of Israel to survive as a nation had led to leadership in innovation and entrepreneurism How the need to survive has spurred a culture of creativity, passion, “chutzpah” and will The astonishing achievements of Israel in innovation despite its limited size and population How military service adds to the capabilities of those who choose to be entrepreneurs His struggle associated with the United States nuclear deal with Iran His personal entrepreneurial experiences “When Israelis hit a wall, they don’t stop. When you are facing serious threats with limited resources, when you hit a wall, you figure a way underneath it, around it or over it.”