18. Oktober 2021 | 19:30

Book presentation: Avi Jorisch “Thou Shalt Innovate. How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the World”

Museum Dorotheergasse - FULLY BOOKED
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In “Du sollst erfinden” (“Thou Shalt Innovate”), Avi Jorisch introduces a number of remarkable Israeli innovations that benefit billions of people worldwide, and explores the question of why Israeli inventors, discoverers and reformers of all faiths are so interested in changing the living conditions of mankind for the better.
He explains how Israelis participate in the fight against hunger and disease, how they help protect civilians from attack, and how they make the desert bloom. The stories of discoveries that Avi Jorisch gathers in his book read like adventure novels. They tell of the spirit of research, of failing and getting up again, of wit and chutzpah, but also of clever promoters and people who firmly believed in their visions. Moreover, they show how these innovators recognized problems and were often only able to solve them by thinking outside the box and how they networked with colleagues from the worlds of science, research or business to be able to implement their ideas. And how long it often took until they achieved success.
 
Nicolaus Hagg will read from the book.
 
Avi Jorisch is a seasoned entrepreneur and the author of five books, including "Thou Shalt Innovate: How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the World" (2018). A former official in the U.S. Departments of Treasury and Defense, Jorisch is a senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council, a member at the Council on Foreign Relations and the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). He is also the founder of IMS, a merchant processing company that works with clients nationwide. In the past two decades, Jorisch has lectured around the world and has published articles in nearly 50 influential outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Affairs, and has appeared on CNN, CSPAN, Fox News and MSNBC
 
Free admission as of 7:00 p.m.
 
Advance booking is essential: Tel.: +43 1 535 04 31-1510 or e-mail: events@jmw.at
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The event takes places in compliance with the currently valid Covid-19 regulations.