Recently I spent a shabbat with a close friend of mine at his parents house in Petach Tikvah. During the course of shabbat we ate, slept and talk a lot. He is an Israeli born to Moroccan parents and I am an American born to Canadian and American parents. Our views on this country differ in many ways.
But we both view this country as a young one. We can help shape and mold this country into something to be even more proud of.
I see the high tech industry as a way to create more jobs and prosperity within the country (I am not a firm believer in moving an entire company out of Israeli in order for it to succeed). 40 or even 20 years ago the focus of country was different. But we are currently in the position to create companies, jobs, factories and keep them here. A company is not profitable only by the size of their profit margin but by the way their employees view their company.
I have heard stories about the founders and of company management caring about their employees a little bit more that the profit margin spread. What I mean by this is that a company can be profitable without compromising and working their employees for a small measly paycheck. The concept of outsourcing can have a positive effect for both the management of the corporation and the outsourced location but what happened to the local talent?
To be successful and profitable company you need to create a working environment that not only makes money… but cares about the local community, local economy and local environment.
The Israeli High Tech industry can do that. We can build companies.. have offices outside of Israel because the investors for the startups say so… but keep the R&D here. Build factories here once the company goes public. What I suggest is not so easy or even cost effective at this point. But my motivation is not just about the money.
It is about building something for the future and a way to help my fellow Israeli.I want to create a new way of viewing business here in this country and help mold the way we as Israeli’s do business in the future.
Who wants to join my revolution?