So... I've read The Startup Nation.
I've attneded numerous panels on the Israeli's startup mentality and why we are The Startup Nation.
Some times I was a member of the crowd, other times I served as a panelist.
In most of the panels, many of the panelists would refer to their experience in "elite technological units" and how it impacted their high-tech career, whether via use of technology, innovation, networking etc.
In a recent panel I served on, I realized that some of the points I had to make, regrding team setup, what makes a startup "stick" etc - are strongly rooted in my army service - or more accurately, in the type of army service I had.
(I served as an infantry soldier in the Giva'ti brigate.)
So, the next installement will list my insights...