Business under Fire: How Israeli Companies Are Succeeding in the Face of Terror -- and What We Can Learn from Them / Edition 1

Business under Fire: How Israeli Companies Are Succeeding in the Face of Terror -- and What We Can Learn from Them / Edition 1

by Dan Carrison
     
 

"from Israel’s experience. Despite facing the constant grim reality of terrorism, the Israeli economy is surprisingly robust.

How do businesses in Israel stay viable in a chaotic environment, and how do they rebuild in the wake of destruction?

Based on in-depth personal interviews conducted in Israel by the author,

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Overview

"from Israel’s experience. Despite facing the constant grim reality of terrorism, the Israeli economy is surprisingly robust.

How do businesses in Israel stay viable in a chaotic environment, and how do they rebuild in the wake of destruction?

Based on in-depth personal interviews conducted in Israel by the author, Business Under Fire offers inspirational and instructive stories about the techniques Israeli companies have used to thrive in the face of extraordinary adversity.

Readers will learn how to:

• prepare for the worst

• find new markets and customer bases

• motivate in a stressful, uncertain environment

• make a profit under previously unimaginable conditions

• make quick, intuitive decisions

• build flexibility into long-term plans

Packed with fascinating first-person accounts from CEOs, managers, and in-the-trenches employees who have been through it all, Business Under Fire contains hard-won insights every business can learn from."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814408391
Publisher:
AMACOM Books
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
17 Years

Meet the Author

Dan Carrison (Los Angeles, CA) is a partner in Semper Fi Consulting and the author of Semper Fi: Business Leadership the Marine Corps Way (0-8144-0413-8) and Deadline! (0-8144-0726-9).

Table of Contents

"Author's Note

Introduction Writing a Book on Business and Terror

Chapter 1 The Assault on the Economy

""Very simply, the people stopped coming."" Ari Marom, Israel Ministry of Tourism

Chapter 2 Meeting the Threat

""I learned how inefficient we were before this crisis. When business returns, we’ll make a fortune here. We’ll never go back to the old ways. The intifada has been a school for us."" Raphy Weiner, General Manager, Daniel Hotel

Chapter 3 Managing Through the Crisis

""We understand that we have to excel and be better than in more normal times. We can't allow the red lights to start blinking in the minds of our customers."" Moti Boness, President, Israel Aircraft Industries

Chapter 4 Eleven Months Annual Leave

""There are days when tensions are particularly high, when I call my managers and ask them to bring their guns."" Baruch Peled, Managing Director, Mango DSP (manufacturer of digital signal processors)

Chapter 5 The Unique Role of the Business Community

""I hate the idea that only generals and politicians are handling these issues. It’s time for us businesspeople to take part."" Benny Gaon, CEO, Gaon Holdings (capital investment firm)

Conclusion Preparing for the Long Haul

""We don’t even refer to it as a 'crisis' anymore; it is normal life for us now."" Janos Damon, Director, Israeli Hotel Managers Association"

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