Afternoon Tea in Jerusalem Blog

Life in Israel

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Israeli commercial life and society

In addition to my work as a business coach, one of my interests is blogging about life in Israel. This is a country full of contrasts – over eight million citizens living in an area the size of Wales. You can see snow and the lowest place on the globe in the same day. Although surrounded by geopolitical extremes, Israel has achieved a decade of high economic growth. My work brings me in contact with an array of new companies, exciting technologies and dynamic characters. Sitting back with a relaxing cup of strong tea (with milk), you realise just how much there is to appreciate in the Holyland. Large or small operations, private sector or non profit, my clients provide experiences from which others can learn and benefit.

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  • Readers will know that I am a big fan of Dr. Robert Brooks from the field of clinical psychology. His latest newsletter considers how for decades schools globally have probably incorrectly measured the development of children. And he quotes a colleague, Susan Engel, who wrote: Most tests used to evaluate
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  • "Israel's economy is a study in contrasts". Thus headlined "The Economist" magazine a few days ago. The article is wide in its scope. For example, it highlights the desert city of Beersheva as a world leader in creating cyber technology. And that is just for starters. The economy grew at
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  • May 2017 in Jerusalem - week commencing Sunday 21st - and the city could rarely have been more busy. President Trump arrives on Monday lunchtime, creating havoc to the traffic for 36 hours. Then on Tuesday night celebration begin, commemorating 50 years since the reunification of the city following the 1967 Six
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  • Over the past month, I have received some requests from female clients to help them overcome the bias they face from male panelists as they present at investor 'pitch events'. I was astounded. Here we are; Israel in 2017. A core assumed fundamental to the successful entrepreneurial sector is transparency
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  • A business coach or mentor can take on many guises. When starting out a course of sessions, the question lodged in the mind of the client is often 'will this really do me any good'? Well, there are two angles to this question. In my view, and I have practiced
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  • By all accounts, Israel's economy is swimming along very handily, despite the complete discord between the Prime Minister and his Minister of Finance. Israel's economy has been hailed as one of the most robust in the world. Near-nonexistent inflation and a low unemployment rate of 4.8% have helped propel Israel
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  • Much of my work as a business mentor in the past few months has focused around creating presentations for clientele who are looking to place themselves in front of potential investors or new clients. And the key element as a coach is to help them find a hook or a
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  • Earlier this week, I wrote how Israel's 69th birthday party, the celebrations for Independence Day, reflect its amazing economic progress over the decades. In this third and final review, I want to look at one of the lesser known aspects of Zionism - how to relate to Arab minorities. While pre-state
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  • Yesterday, I wrote about Israel celebrating her 69th year as an independent entity. One of the most notable signs of the change throughout the decades is how the economy has improved. This week's commercial and financial news is indicative of that progress, and carries positive implications for the global economy.
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