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    Basically, I accept Strenger's thesis that innovation can flourish only in an open society, where the state does not attempt to indoctrinate the people. Examples for this are numerous, including the leading engine of innovation world-wide, the US, and the failure of Soviet Russia and other dictat to distinguish themselvesself in this area. We don't need an individual's example to learn this lesson, indeed this is a dangerous exercise. Every individual have their own personal experiences. I know nothing about Jobs' parents, but if it turns out that his father was a drunkard, should we imitate him on this? Jobs' notable flaw was diregard for social manners, which goes against Jewish values. (According to the Sages, Derech Eretz - good manners, precedes knowledge.) Hero worship is not wise, why not leave it to foolish biographers?

    from the article: What Israel can learn from Steve Jobs and the culture of creativity
    First published 12:55 04.01.12 | Last updated 12:55 04.01.12
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