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Michigan CEOs are in Israel, learning lessons to be applied here in Michigan

Courtesy of Daniel Howes

This week, more than 20 of Michigan's top CEOs are on what you might call a field trip.

They're visiting Israel to discover what it took to transform that nation from virtually nothing into one of the most innovative economies in the world, all in the span of just 70 years.

Detroit News business columnist Daniel Howes is with these business leaders as they seek lessons in Israel's success that can be applied to Michigan.

More from Howes' story in the News:

Identifying business opportunities or replicating that national evolution, assuming it’s even possible, are not the point of the mission. The point is better understanding the culture’s values, where they’re rooted, how they influence attitudes to risk-taking and how some of it — any of it — could be extracted by business, even political, leaders back in Michigan is more the point.

He joined us today from Jerusalem. 

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