Israel is a small country (reminding us all, it’s about the size of New Jersey with ~7 million people). When an Israeli becomes successful, be it in soccer, tennis, violin, chemistry or software, all of Israel knows about it and feels a sense of ownership and pride.
There is no doubt that Shai Agassi’s vision and drive has helped this giant software company spring forward, and if I quote one of Shai’s speeches (forgive me if I got some of it wrong), “It’s like watching an Elephant charge at 200MPH, and being able to ride it”.
However, given the state of our environment, I am thrilled to have Shai refocus his energy (!) in this direction.