Afternoon Tea in Jerusalem Blog

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.

Last week, Oracle, one the the world’s premier software giants, announced that it is opening a brand new centre in Jerusalem.

That is great news for Jerusalem. Sounds very promising for the head team of Oracle. And is a complete slap in the few for those employees, who have been encouraging the company to boycott Israel completely. They will now join other heavyweights such as Intel, AVX and Sigma-Aldrich in this special city.

In the Global StartUp Ecosystem Index for 2021, Israel ranked an impressive third. Jerusalem, primarily known for being a city of government offices and tourist services, is currently ranked 54th globally, gradually rising through the ranks.

Somehow, the city is learning to dodge a melting pot of religious, social and geopolitical issues. Even Jerusalem’s hospitals are now considered world class. Yesterday over lunch, I was discussing with some friends the shortage in the capital of qualified software engineers and similar skilled professions.

The index refers to core strengths in data and security. The bio-pharma-digital health category is not far behind. Exciting times ahead for this wonderful place.

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