It might seem an unlikely comparison but Gershon Cohen, the chief executive of infrastructure funds at Lloyds Bank, believes that the UK is similar to leading supermarket chain, Tesco: they are both successful in some areas and not so hot in others.
The property world does not need any more Jewish entrepreneurs — the creative industries do. Such a sentiment is sounded by advertising big wig Malcolm Green, the former executive creative director of Delaney Lund Knox Warren & Partners, the agency behind the famous Halifax television adverts.
Want to be a good trader? Look to Israel. Such a sentiment is sounded by financial expert Meir Velenski, the newly-appointed managing director of leading trading group City Index's Israel office, which launched in September in Tel Aviv.
Tel Aviv capital market veterans will do well to remember an Israeli high-tech firm with as high expectations as Mellanox. The company, which offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software and silicon that accelerate application runtime, has seen its value soar over the past two years.
Recruitment just got a whole lot sexier thanks to a new service that aims to bring the job-finding process into the digital age. Israeli start-up, Zao is a social recruiting tool, which enables employers to extend referral reward incentives beyond their employees to entire social networks of people they may know.
Any successful entrepreneur will tell you that the best business ideas are those that solve a problem. And that is exactly what former television producer Barry Shaverin was trying to do when he started his award-nominated company, Life Continuity, formerly SpareKeys.