That headline, believe it or not, refers to Israel, and also serves as the title of a new book by Dan Senor and Saul Singer.

Start Up Nationaddress the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel, a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding and with few natural resources, produces more high-tech start up companies than large nations at peace, such as Japan, China, Korea, Canada and the United Kingdom?

The book is an interesting read and provides some facinating answers that the authors think can be applied to the American economy. Take a look at this interview with author Dan Senor when he appeared on CNBC:
We’re proud, in our own small way, to be part of the story as the first commercial list company operating in Israel.