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The habit of labor : lessons from a life of struggle and success / Stef Wertheimer.

Author/Creator:
Wertheimer, Stef, 1926- author.
Publication:
New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
xix, 250 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Edition:
First edition.
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Standardized Title:
Ish leyad mekhonah. English
Subjects:
Wertheimer, Stef, 1926-.
Industrialists -- Israel -- Biography.
Industrialists.
Israel.
Form/Genre:
Biography.
Language:
Translated from the Hebrew.
Summary:
"Forced to flee Nazi Germany with his family at age 10, Stef Wertheimer came to British Palestine in the late 1930s. He promptly dropped out of school, learned a trade through apprenticeship, and played a meaningful role in Israel's War of Independence. He also started a company-ISCAR-that began in a shed and ultimately made him one of the world's great self-made industrialists. In The Habit of Labor, Wertheimer shares the lessons he learned from a life of strife and struggle in one of the world's newest industrial powers. Both a pragmatist and a visionary, Wertheimer has devoted much of his life to promoting Jewish and Arab economic development through innovative educational and vocational programs, along with the establishment of a series of thriving industrial parks in Israel and in Turkey. The future of Israel, he believes, is not in military might or diplomatic alliances but in its growing economic clout,"--Amazon.com.
Contents:
Childhood
Adolescence, Bahrain, and the Palmach
Independence
A vision for education
Branching out to turbine blades
Home
Public service
Founding a village
The great breakthrough
Industrial parks : a way to ensure the future
On entrepreneurship
Life's unexpected turns
Expanding markets
A new kind of export : the Tefen model
A new Marshall Plan for industrialization of the Middle East
The deal
Summing up, and a look to the future.
Notes:
Includes index.
Translated from the Hebrew.
ISBN:
9781468310863
1468310860
OCLC:
911255348