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Chutzpah is a kind of acosmic attitude, as though there’s nothing really there stopping you from doing whatever you want.There is a strong belief that there is no room for despair. But change is not possible unless we have the autonomy of free will with the belief that there is no such thing as failure, no room for despair. As low as a person has fallen, as fiercely as his appetite and addictions have taken control of him, he can always turn around and clean up his mess.
A clear demonstration of this came about when intel’s research center in Israel challenged their US corporate on what could be the next generation of chips in spite of several rejections of their ideas from the corporate. They did not agree with the corporate research center’s viewpoints. The Israeli research team traveled many times to the US to insist and prove how their point of view is the right thing to do. Intel finally agreed and all the Duo processors we use today are an outcome of this relentless effort by the research team in Israel.
What is in it for a Brand or a Retailer?
Drawing an analogy,
Security Threat: Market Transformation/Dynamism
Science vs Territory: Growth is global, Technology helps the business grow beyond the walls
Each one of us can learn to create a Start-up Nation culture within our organizations which are generalized in the principles above. What it needs is a culture of improvisation, flat structures, willingness to fail, get fear out of the equation and build Chutzpah as a trait to be encouraged.
We are inspired by Israel setting an example of thriving midst of adversities. We at Stylumia being a start-up, have our values crafted with some of these traits embedded in our value systems. It is a journey and we look at ways to improve on a daily, weekly basis. As one Israeli start-up founder of Fraud Systems, Shvat Shaked said “there are only two types of transactions “good ones” and “bad ones”. That start-up was later acquired by eBay for improving their fraud prevention systems and reduce risk. That is a great abstraction of what they are up to at Fraud Systems.
We are on a mission to dynamically support fashion Brands and Retailers with predicting/identifying the “Good Products” and “Bad Products” at various stages of fashion life cycle decision making and make the planet a sustainable one apart from improving the overall business effectiveness with the consumer at the center.
Hope you got value out of Israel’s DNA in being a lead Start-Up Nation and got few inputs to implement as we did.