Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I Told You That . . .

. . . returned Mormon missionaries are like Israeli youth compelled to serve in the army. Dan Senor and Saul Singer's book, Start-Up Nation, points out that Israel is the country with the highest ratio of technology entrepreneurs per capita in the world. Senor and Singer attribute this to the leadership and international experience that Israeli youth gain while serving in the army; I suggested that their descriptions of Israeli youth sounded remarkably like returned missionaries. Now, BYU Magazine has provided evidence that my comparison has an empirical basis: "For 14 years BYU [and its legions of returned missionaries] has been ranked first in the nation for start-up companies per million dollars of research" (Spring 2010, 61).

2 comments:

Jenny said...

You're just way ahead of your time.
xo

Becky said...

Wow - that's very interesting. And YOU are very smart. :)