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Immigrant, Inc. : why immigrant entrepreneurs are driving the new economy (and how they will save the American worker) /
Richard T. Herman, Robert L. Smith.
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Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2010.
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xxx, 226 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
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0470455713 (cloth), 9780470455715 (cloth)
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Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2010.
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0470455713 (cloth)
9780470455715 (cloth)
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7015544
 
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The question of what to do about illegal immigration stokes enough emotion and controversy to silence civil discussion. Lost in the contentious debate over immigration reform, tragically, has been the impact of legal immigrants and their remarkable success in the New Economy. The companies founded by immigrants stand as icons of the era: Google, Intel, Yahoo, Hotmail, Sun Microsystems, YouTube, and eBay. And those are just the superstars. From university laboratories to urban neighborhoods, from Silicon Valley to the Rust Belt, immigrants are playing key roles as innovators and job creators.Consider that:Today's immigrants are nearly twice as likely as non-immigrants to launch a business.Immigrant founders are behind more than half of the high-tech start-ups in Silicon Valley.Immigrants have become more likely than native-born Americans to earn an advanced degree, to invent something, and to be awarded a U.S. patent.Do these immigrants have a secret? It's a culture, actually. A culture of entrepreneurship that stems from education, thrift, family loyalty, and am-bition. Many of today's immigrants arrive ready-made to perform in a knowledge-based, global economy. They are world-class strivers who drop into capitalist America like seeds into the good earth. And they bloom here, creating businesses and jobs at astonishing rates.Authors Richard T. Herman and Robert L. Smith call this culture Immigrant, Inc. Their ground-breaking work explains how immigrants have become America's competitive advantage in a global economy and warns of the perils of losing that advantage, especially as the nation seeks to pull out of a great recession.With personal stories of immigrant journeys, the authors reveal the passions motivating America's immigrant achievers, their success strategies, and their power to revive communities and create new industries.Both a revelation and a call-to-action, Immigrant, Inc. reveals how you can join the new age of innovation-by thinking and acting like an immigrant.Immigrant, Inc. is a book that will forever change the way you look at immigrants...and America.
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The question of what to do about illegal immigration stokes enough emotion and controversy to silence civil discussion. Lost in the contentious debate over immigration reform, tragically, has been the impact of legal immigrants and their remarkable success in the New Economy. The companies founded by immigrants stand as icons of the era: Google, Intel, Yahoo, Hotmail, Sun Microsystems, YouTube, and eBay. And those are just the superstars. From university laboratories to urban neighborhoods, from Silicon Valley to the Rust Belt, immigrants are playing key roles as innovators and job creators. Consider that: Today's immigrants are nearly twice as likely as non-immigrants to launch a business. Immigrant founders are behind more than half of the high-tech start-ups in Silicon Valley. Immigrants have become more likely than native-born Americans to earn an advanced degree, to invent something, and to be awarded a U.S. patent. Do these immigrants have a secret? It's a culture, actually. A culture of entrepreneurship that stems from education, thrift, family loyalty, and am-bition. Many of today's immigrants arrive ready-made to perform in a knowledge-based, global economy. They are world-class strivers who drop into capitalist America like seeds into the good earth. And they bloom here, creating businesses and jobs at astonishing rates. Authors Richard T. Herman and Robert L. Smith call this culture Immigrant, Inc. Their ground-breaking work explains how immigrants have become America's competitive advantage in a global economy and warns of the perils of losing that advantage, especially as the nation seeks to pull out of a great recession. With personal stories of immigrant journeys, the authors reveal the passions motivating America's immigrant achievers, their success strategies, and their power to revive communities and create new industries. Both a revelation and a call-to-action, Immigrant, Inc. reveals how you can join the new age of innovation-by thinking and acting like an immigrant. Immigrant, Inc. is a book that will forever change the way you look at immigrants...and America.
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Immigrant, Inc.The question of what to do about illegal immigration stokes enough emotion and controversy to silence civil discussion. Lost in the contentious debate over immigration reform, tragically, has been the impact of legal immigrants and their remarkable success in the New Economy. The companies founded by immigrants stand as icons of the era: Google, Intel, Yahoo, Hotmail, Sun Microsystems, YouTube, and eBay. And those are just the superstars. From university laboratories to urban neighborhoods, from Silicon Valley to the Rust Belt, immigrants are playing key roles as innovators and job creators.Consider that:Today's immigrants are nearly twice as likely as non-immigrants to launch a business.Immigrant founders are behind more than half of the high-tech start-ups in Silicon Valley.Immigrants have become more likely than native-born Americans to earn an advanced degree, to invent something, and to be awarded a U.S. patent.Do these immigrants have a secret? It's a culture, actually. A culture of entrepreneurship that stems from education, thrift, family loyalty, and am-bition. Many of today's immigrants arrive ready-made to perform in a knowledge-based, global economy. They are world-class strivers who drop into capitalist America like seeds into the good earth. And they bloom here, creating businesses and jobs at astonishing rates.Authors Richard T. Herman and Robert L. Smith call this culture Immigrant, Inc. Their ground-breaking work explains how immigrants have become America's competitive advantage in a global economy and warns of the perils of losing that advantage, especially as the nation seeks to pull out of a great recession.With personal stories of immigrant journeys, the authors reveal the passions motivating America's immigrant achievers, their success strategies, and their power to revive communities and create new industries.Both a revelation and a call-to-action, Immigrant, Inc. reveals how you can join the new age of innovation-by thinking and acting like an immigrant.Immigrant, Inc. is a book that will forever change the way you look at immigrants...and America.
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Appeared in Choice on 2010-07-01:
Herman (immigration and business attorney) and Smith (journalist) report that legal immigrants help create businesses in America at twice the rate as nonimmigrants. Though 13 percent of American workers are immigrants, 25 percent of American scientists and engineers are born outside the US. The authors describe the attributes that foster entrepreneurship in this group of individuals: immigrants tend to have a culture that supports education, entrepreneurship, family, and a high-energy work ethic. Entrepreneurship might also be important to this group because of issues related to discrimination, legal hassles, language barriers, and lack of money. Chapter-long case studies describe successful immigrant experiences. For example, a Spaniard started Superior Design International with his invention of thin sheets that capture sunlight for energy, a Taiwanese entrepreneur invented the first lithium-ion battery for cars, and a son of a Soviet immigrant started Google. A final chapter discusses how to think like an immigrant. An appendix presents 30 tables documenting immigrant business and educational activities and success. Tables often feature data from the "Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity." For a broader, more scholarly treatment, see Prodromos Panayiotopoulos's Immigrant Enterprise in Europe and the USA (CH, Apr'07, 44-4567). Summing Up: Recommended. Students, upper-division undergraduate and up, professionals, and general readers. G. E. Kaupins Boise State University
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"We've all heard of the entrepreneurial power of modern-day immigrants to America. But this book goes further. It shows how newcomers to our shores, setting up their own firms, excelling in cutting-edge technologies, employing and working with native Americans, are essential to the United States' economic well-being, indeed its very future in a fiercely competitive 21st century world." - Neal Peirce , The Washington Post Writers Group " Immigrant, Inc. is well researched, wonderfully written, and a fun, fast read. Like The Millionaire Next Door , Robert Smith and Richard Herman wowed readers with stories of extraordinary people doing extraordinary things, and in the process, they are also creating a more diverse, vibrant and colorful America. A page turner-I couldn't put it down." - Loung Ung , author of First They Killed My Father and Lucky Child "The authors' passion comes through in this fantastic book that points to the power and importance of intercultural partnerships in a global economy." - Connie Atkins , executive director, Consortium of African American Organizations "Richard Herman and Robert Smith paint a compelling and accurate portrait of the powerful role immigrants play in our economy, and remind us that new people, ideas, and entrepreneurial energy is the American Dream story. Required reading for all policy makers and practitioners working to help America keep its competitive edge in the 21st century." - John Austin , senior fellow, The Brookings Institution, director, Great Lakes Economic Initiative "As Americans prepare to celebrate a Thanksgiving holiday that marks the harvest of some of the first European immigrants to America, they may want to settle in with some reading appropriate for the day. A good choice would be Immigrant, Inc. : ... In the end, judgments about immigration policy will, or should, turn less on calculations about the federal fiscal budget and more on assessments of America's national character as a refuge and a place where newcomers can innovate and build new lives, as they have from the days of those pioneering Pilgrims right through to the contemporary characters whose stories are so compellingly told in this book." - Ira Stoll , author of Samuel Adams: A Life and editor of FutureofCapitalism.com
Praise for Immigrant, Inc."This book, filled with stirring stories testifying to the ongoing power of the American Dream as a magnet, challenges us all to build an inclusive culture of welcome, access, opportunity and empowerment. In so doing, we will renew and transform our society." -Leonard M. Calabrese, President, Catholic Community Connection"Immigrant, Inc. is a much-needed book on the positive economic contributions of immigrants to the U.S. economy. All-too-often immigration nay-sayers focus on the alleged costs of immigration without any acknowledgement of the substantial economic contributions of immigrant entrepreneurs. Richard Herman skillfully balances the cost-benefit analysis with this timely inquiry." -Kevin R. Johnson, Author, Dean and Professor of Chicana/o Studies, University of California at Davis, School of Law"When Greater Cleveland reclaims its former status as an American mecca for those from around the globe seeking a better life and new opportunities, Richard Herman will deserve much of the credit. He has connected the dots for local public policy makers and thought leaders, convincing us that immigrant attraction is a critical, indispensable driver of urban revitalization." - Peter Lawson Jones, Cuyahoga County Commissioner, Cleveland, Ohio"United States is a nation of immigrants and yet it is not often understood the role immigrants have played in nation building. Immigrant, Inc. provides an important testimonial that uncovers the drive, the dreams and the relentless nature of immigrants in America. Immigrants strive for the American Dream, even though they must tread a risky path that requires hard work, sacrifice and frugality. High-skill immigration has today become a controversial issue. Yet, our admiration for immigrant-founded companies like Intel, Google, eBay, Yahoo and Sun that have revolutionized technology, created employment for thousands and contribute significantly to the US economy remains steadfast. In this book, the authors effectively break the disconnect between the creator and his creation and implore policy makers to protect the liberal and creative spirit of America." -Suren G. Dutia, Chief Executive Officer, TIE Global (The Indus Entrepreneur Association)"Herman and Smith's book is a must read for anyone who is concerned about the future of the United States and about the continuing nature of its global leadership. The book is an enthusiastic and convincing argument that the future of our great country is to go back to our unique roots - indeed it is a call for our renewal as, in President Kennedy's words, A Nation of Immigrants." -Raj Aggarwal, Sullivan Professor of International Business and Finance, College of Business Administration, The University of Akron"Having worked with Richard Herman for years on issues of immigration, entrepreneurship, and opportunity, I know his passion and expertise very well. His vision and essential message are masterfully delivered in Immigrant, Inc." -Dick Russ, Managing Editor, WKYC-TV, Cleveland, Ohio"We've all heard of the entrepreneurial power of modern-day immigrants to America. But this book goes further. It shows how newcomers to our shores, setting up their own firms, excelling in cutting-edge technologies, employing and working with native Americans, are essential to the United States' economic well-being, indeed its very future in a fiercely competitive 21 st century world." -Neal Peirce, Chairman of the Citistates Group and Syndicated Columnist, Washington Post Writers Group#822
"We've all heard of the entrepreneurial power of modern-day immigrants to America. But this book goes further. It shows how newcomers to our shores, setting up their own firms, excelling in cutting-edge technologies, employing and working with native Americans, are essential to the United States' economic well-being, indeed its very future in a fiercely competitive 21st century world." -Neal Peirce, The Washington Post Writers Group"Immigrant, Inc. is well researched, wonderfully written, and a fun, fast read. Like The Millionaire Next Door, Robert Smith and Richard Herman wowed readers with stories of extraordinary people doing extraordinary things, and in the process, they are also creating a more diverse, vibrant and colorful America. A page turner-I couldn't put it down." -Loung Ung, author of First They Killed My Father and Lucky Child"The authors of Immigrant Inc. go beyond praising talented immigrant entrepreneurs to explore their mindset, cultural specificities and their high level of determination and innovative thinking." -Businessworld Magazine, India"Want to add energy, creativity, jobs and increased prosperity to the regional and state economies? Do everything possible (and legal) to attract skilled immigrants. That is the compelling message of Richard T. Herman, a Cleveland immigration attorney, and Robert L. Smith, a Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter, in their new book." -Akron Beacon-Journal"The authors' passion comes through in this fantastic book that points to the power and importance of intercultural partnerships in a global economy." -Connie Atkins, executive director, Consortium of African American Organizations"Richard Herman and Robert Smith paint a compelling and accurate portrait of the powerful role immigrants play in our economy, and remind us that new people, ideas, and entrepreneurial energy is the American Dream story. Required reading for all policy makers and practitioners working to help America keep its competitive edge in the 21st century." -John Austin, senior fellow, The Brookings Institution, director, Great Lakes Economic Initiative"As Americans prepare to celebrate a Thanksgiving holiday that marks the harvest of some of the first European immigrants to America, they may want to settle in with some reading appropriate for the day. A good choice would be Immigrant, Inc.: ... In the end, judgments about immigration policy will, or should, turn less on calculations about the federal fiscal budget and more on assessments of America's national character as a refuge and a place where newcomers can innovate and build new lives, as they have from the days of those pioneering Pilgrims right through to the contemporary characters whose stories are so compellingly told in this book." -Ira Stoll, author of Samuel Adams: A Life and editor of FutureofCapitalism.com.
"The authors describe the attributes that foster entrepreneurship in this group of individuals: immigrants tend to have a culture that supports education, entrepreneurship, family, and a high-energy work ethic. Entreneurship might also be important to this group because of issues related to discrimination, legal hassels, language barriers, and lack of money." ( Choice , July 2010) " Immigrant, Inc. , is the provocative title of a book that argues that talented newcomers are the best hope that America has to create the jobs we will need to lift this country out of recession." ( sfgate.com , January 18, 2010) "The authors of Immigrant Inc. go beyond praising talented immigrant entrepreneurs to explore their mindset, cultural specificities and their high level of determination and innovative thinking." ( Businessworld Magazine , India) "Want to add energy, creativity, jobs and increased prosperity to the regional and state economies? Do everything possible (and legal) to attract skilled immigrants. That is the compelling message of Richard T. Herman, a Cleveland immigration attorney, and Robert L. Smith, a Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter, in their new book." ( Akron Beacon-Journal )
"Immigrant, Inc., is the provocative title of a book that argues that talented newcomers are the best hope that America has to create the jobs we will need to lift this country out of recession." (sfgate.com, January 18, 2010)"The authors of Immigrant Inc. go beyond praising talented immigrant entrepreneurs to explore their mindset, cultural specificities and their high level of determination and innovative thinking." (Businessworld Magazine, India)"Want to add energy, creativity, jobs and increased prosperity to the regional and state economies? Do everything possible (and legal) to attract skilled immigrants. That is the compelling message of Richard T. Herman, a Cleveland immigration attorney, and Robert L. Smith, a Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter, in their new book." (Akron Beacon-Journal)
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A provocative look at the remarkable contributions of high-skill immigrant entrepreneurs in AmericaBoth a revelation and a call-to-action, Immigrant, Inc. explores the uncommon skill and drive of America's new immigrants and their knack for innovation and entrepreneurship. From the techies who created icons of the new economy-Intel, Google, eBay and Sun Microsystems-to the young engineers tinkering with solar power and next-generation car batteries, immigrants have proven themselves to be America's competitive advantage.With a focus on legal immigrants and their odyssey from homeland to start-up, this unique book Explores the psyche, cultural nuances, skills, and business strategies that help immigrants achieve remarkable success Explains how immigrants will create the American jobs of the future-if we let themWhether you are a CEO, a civic leader, or an entrepreneur yourself, Immigrant, Inc. warns of the peril of anti-immigrant attitudes and a hostile immigration process. It also explains how any American can tap their "inner immigrant" to transform their lives and their companies.Written by an immigration lawyer who represents immigrant entrepreneurs and a journalist who specializes in international culture, the authors have a front-row seat to this phenomenon, offering a fascinating glimpse into the mindset of the most persistent entrepreneurs of the era.
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A provocative look at the remarkable contributions of high-skill immigrant entrepreneurs in America Both a revelation and a call-to-action, Immigrant, Inc . explores the uncommon skill and drive of America's new immigrants and their knack for innovation and entrepreneurship. From the techies who created icons of the new economy-Intel, Google, eBay and Sun Microsystems-to the young engineers tinkering with solar power and next-generation car batteries, immigrants have proven themselves to be America's competitive advantage. With a focus on legal immigrants and their odyssey from homeland to start-up, this unique book Explores the psyche, cultural nuances, skills, and business strategies that help immigrants achieve remarkable success Explains how immigrants will create the American jobs of the future-if we let them Whether you are a CEO, a civic leader, or an entrepreneur yourself, Immigrant, Inc. warns of the peril of anti-immigrant attitudes and a hostile immigration process. It also explains how any American can tap their "inner immigrant" to transform their lives and their companies. Written by an immigration lawyer who represents immigrant entrepreneurs and a journalist who specializes in international culture, the authors have a front-row seat to this phenomenon, offering a fascinating glimpse into the mindset of the most persistent entrepreneurs of the era.
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A provocative look at the remarkable contributions of high-skill immigrant entrepreneurs in America, this book explores the uncommon skill and drive of America's new immigrants and their knack for innovation and entrepreneurship.
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Praise for Immigrant, Inc.: Why Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are Driving the New Economy (and how they will save the American worker)"...well researched, wonderfully written, and a fun, fast read. Like The Millionaire Next Door (by Stanley & Danko), Robert Smith and Richard Herman wowed readers with stories of extraordinary people doing extraordinary things, and in the process, they are also creating a more diverse, vibrant and colorful America. A page turner-I couldn't put it down." -Loung Ung, author of First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers and Lucky Child"We've all heard of the entrepreneurial power of modern-day immigrants to America. But this book goes further." -Neal Peirce, Columnist, The Washington Post, nationally syndicated writer"A passionate, persuasive case for immi-gration as a crucial investment in our country's future. This book is a timely call for clear thinking and positive action." -Charles Michener, author and former Senior Editor at The New Yorker and Newsweek"Unfortunately, with the economic down-turn, xenophobia is building and political clouds of nativism are swirling in Washington, DC. This book couldn't have come at a more timely moment. I hope that all policymakers read this." -Vivek Wadhwa, columnist, BusinessWeek, researcher, Harvard Law School and Duke University, former high-tech entrepreneur"A rare and insightful look into the culture of immigrant entrepreneurship. Written with love, sensitivity, and the promise of what immigrants contribute to our great American society." -Alex Machaskee, former publisher and CEO, The Plain Dealer, Chairman of International Orthodox Christian Charities"Let's hope this book's captivating stories and meaningful insights move policymakers to re-light Lady Liberty's beacon." -Baiju R. Shah, President & CEO, BioEnterprise"This is a fascinating chronicle of what can be one of the most powerful economic devel-opment forces in our country in the coming years." -Alan R. Schonberg, founder, Management Recruiters International"Required reading for all policymakers and practitioners working to help America keep its competitive edge in the 21st century." -John Austin, Fellow, The Brookings Institution, Director, Great Lakes Economic Initiative"The authors' passion comes through in this fantastic book that points to the power and importance of intercultural partnerships in a global economy." -Connie Atkins, Executive Director, Consortium of African American Organizations"A real eye-opener." -Jan T. Vilcek, MD, Professor, NYU School of Medicine and President, The Vilcek Foundation
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Praise for Immigrant, Inc.: Why Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are Driving the New Economy (and how they will save the American worker) "...well researched, wonderfully written, and a fun, fast read. Like The Millionaire Next Door (by Stanley & Danko), Robert Smith and Richard Herman wowed readers with stories of extraordinary people doing extraordinary things, and in the process, they are also creating a more diverse, vibrant and colorful America. A page turner-I couldn't put it down." - Loung Ung , author of First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers and Lucky Child "We've all heard of the entrepreneurial power of modern-day immigrants to America. But this book goes further." - Neal Peirce , Columnist, The Washington Post , nationally syndicated writer "A passionate, persuasive case for immigration as a crucial investment in our country's future. This book is a timely call for clear thinking and positive action." - Charles Michener , author and former Senior Editor at The New Yorker and Newsweek "Unfortunately, with the economic downturn, xenophobia is building and political clouds of nativism are swirling in Washington, DC. This book couldn't have come at a more timely moment. I hope that all policymakers read this." - Vivek Wadhwa , columnist, BusinessWeek , researcher, Harvard Law School and Duke University, former high-tech entrepreneur "A rare and insightful look into the culture of immigrant entrepreneurship. Written with love, sensitivity, and the promise of what immigrants contribute to our great American society." - Alex Machaskee , former publisher and CEO, The Plain Dealer , Chairman of International Orthodox Christian Charities "Let's hope this book's captivating stories and meaningful insights move policymakers to re-light Lady Liberty's beacon." - Baiju R. Shah , President & CEO, BioEnterprise "This is a fascinating chronicle of what can be one of the most powerful economic development forces in our country in the coming years." - Alan R. Schonberg , founder, Management Recruiters International "Required reading for all policymakers and practitioners working to help America keep its competitive edge in the 21st century." - John Austin , Fellow, The Brookings Institution, Director, Great Lakes Economic Initiative "The authors' passion comes through in this fantastic book that points to the power and importance of intercultural partnerships in a global economy." - Connie Atkins , Executive Director, Consortium of African American Organizations "A real eye-opener." - Jan T. Vilcek, MD , Professor, NYU School of Medicine and President, The Vilcek Foundation
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Immigrant, Inc.Why Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are Driving the New Economy (and how they will save the American worker)Richard T. Herman & Robert L. SmithPraise forImmigrant, Inc.Why Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are Driving the New Economy(and how they will save the American worker)"...well researched, wonderfully written, and a fun, fast read. Like The Millionaire Next Door (by Stanley & Danko), Robert Smith and Richard Herman wowed readers with stories of extraordinary people doing extraordinary things, and in the process, they are also creating a more diverse, vibrant and colorful America. A page turner-I couldn't put it down." -Loung Ung, author of First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers and Lucky Child"We've all heard of the entrepreneurial power of modern-day immigrants to America. But this book goes further."? -Neal Peirce, Columnist, The Washington Post, nationally syndicated writer"A passionate, persuasive case for immi-gration as a crucial investment in our country's future. This book is a timely call for clear thinking and positive action." -Charles Michener, author and former Senior Editor at The New Yorker and Newsweek"Unfortunately, with the economic down-turn, xenophobia is building and political clouds of nativism are swirling in Washington, DC. This book couldn't have come at a more timely moment. I hope that all policymakers read this." -Vivek Wadhwa, columnist, BusinessWeek, researcher, Harvard Law School and Duke University, former high-tech entrepreneur"A rare and insightful look into the culture of immigrant entrepreneurship. Written with love, sensitivity, and the promise of what immigrants contribute to our great American society." -Alex Machaskee, former publisher and CEO, The Plain Dealer, Chairman of International Orthodox Christian Charities"Let's hope this book's captivating stories and meaningful insights move policymakers to re-light Lady Liberty's beacon." -Baiju R. Shah, President & CEO, BioEnterprise"This is a fascinating chronicle of what can be one of the most powerful economic devel-opment forces in our country in the coming years." -Alan R. Schonberg, founder, Management Recruiters International"Required reading for all policymakers and practitioners working to help America keep its competitive edge in the 21st century." -John Austin, Fellow, The Brookings Institution, Director, Great Lakes Economic Initiative"The authors' passion comes through in this fantastic book that points to the power and importance of intercultural partnerships in a global economy." -Connie Atkins, Executive Director, Consortium of African American Organizations"A real eye-opener." -Jan T. Vilcek, MD, Professor, NYU School of Medicine and President, The Vilcek Foundation
Table of Contents
Preface: My Immigrant Experiencep. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
Introduction: Welcome to Immigrant, Inc.p. xxiii
A Mighty New Ideap. 1
The Mounting Evidencep. 7
Discovering a Phenomenonp. 10
The Accidental Entrepreneursp. 12
Urban Legend?p. 14
A Skill Grows Lucrativep. 18
Mother of lnventionp. 19
The VCs' Keen Eyep. 21
New Seeds, Fertile Soilp. 23
A Land of Opportunity, Stillp. 27
A True Model Minorityp. 30
An Idea, an Obsessionp. 33
Learning to Perseverep. 35
Survival, Climbing, and Thrivingp. 38
Where Business is Businessp. 41
Restless Dreamersp. 45
Seeing it Firstp. 47
A 24-Hour Jobp. 49
Mexico Never Tasted So Goodp. 51
No Room for a Dreamp. 53
The Colors of Palestinep. 56
Earth's Best and Brightestp. 61
Attracting the Striver Classp. 64
An African Wayp. 66
The Reluctant Italian-Americanp. 67
Out of Shadows, into Solarp. 71
Love, Study, and a Start-Upp. 72
At Home Far Awayp. 75
Cowboys of a New Frontierp. 79
A New Kind of Entrepreneurp. 81
A Melting-Pot Dream Teamp. 82
The Super Profp. 85
Joining a New England Traditionp. 87
The Gurup. 88
New Era of Innovationp. 91
Made in America?p. 93
Reviving the Motor Cityp. 95
Spirits High, Lights Aglowp. 97
Desperate Achievers: Prequel to Googlep. 99
Starting from Nothingp. 101
The Boat Peoplep. 102
An Artful Nichep. 103
The Family of Googlep. 106
Anxious Wait for Visasp. 109
Importing Solutionsp. 115
A Gateway Re-Emergesp. 117
Tapping the Tidep. 118
Savvy Pilgrims, Creative Shopkeepersp. 121
A Wave of Home Restorersp. 123
A Boost for Everyonep. 125
The Power of Onep. 127
Pushing Open the Doorp. 129
Toward a "Shared Prosperity"p. 131
A Harlem-Like Renaissancep. 133
Seeds of Progressp. 135
The Stimulus We Needp. 137
An Immigrant Advantagep. 140
America Losing Groundp. 145
Suffering an Antiquated Systemp. 148
A Better Wayp. 152
The Change We Need-Changing Attitudesp. 155
Thinking Like an Immigrantp. 161
The Dream-Keepersp. 164
A Nation of Immigrants Indeedp. 166
Keys to Successp. 168
The Explorerp. 169
The Knowledge Advantagep. 172
For Pride, For Familyp. 174
The Power of Teamworkp. 175
The Possible Dreamp. 177
Appendixp. 183
About the Authorsp. 211
Indexp. 213
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