Sunday, June 3, 2012

Learning lessons for Mizoram from Israel

I have got inspired to blog a bit based on the book START UP NATION- story of Israel's Miracle by Dan Senor and Saul Singer.

To the reader of the blog you may also wonder why not Singapore or Dubai, while Dubai and Singapore are also small city states, there are not dissimilarities, chief among them being that these 2 city states are basically consumer based cities which rely only on commerce whereas Israel depends more on technological Innovations. Just like the Israel, Mizoram, a small state in Northeastern part of India does not really have any great natural resource like Iron ore, Coal or Oil yet, but like Israel it has got a good human resource which has to be trained and honed well. Another great advantage we have over Israel is that unlike Israel we are not surrounded by enemy states for them like Iran which wants to destroy them, instead we are at the gateway of Asian trade as we are at the northeastern border of India connecting the country to the great economy of China and ASEAN countries.