Lately, I’ve noticed an influx of criticism of Israeli entrepreneurs and the way they conduct their business abroad. The notion, communicated via a random collection of articles and social media posts, that Israelis are somehow unprofessional is especially prevalent in Silicon Valley.
The list of complaints is familiar to most Israelis who’ve worked outside of Israel: the Israeli entrepreneur does not know how to perform a presentation, arrives late to meetings, fails to dress appropriately, flaunts irrelevant military past and speaks broken English.
It just so happens that I’ve spent the past two decades working with Israeli companies all over the world. I’ve been lucky enough to get to know the issue first hand, and I can testify that these complaints are simply incorrect.
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