Jacob Burak

Jacob Burak is a Tel Aviv-based writer who draws from psychology, science and art to examine life and human nature. Since retiring from his business career in 2005, Burak has authored three bestsellers: Do Chimpanzees Dream of Retirement (2007), Noise (2009) and Why Kamikaze Pilots Wear Helmets (2011). Burak holds a BSc in Engineering and Management from the Technion and studied management at Harvard. He is active in social causes, including the Midot organization, which rates the effectiveness of NGOs, and Round-up Israel, which enables credit card users to donate fractions of their purchases. In 2013, Burak founded Alaxon, a digital magazine featuring articles on culture, art and popular science, for which he writes regularly.

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