9780470455715

Immigrant, Inc : Why Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are Driving the New Economy (And How They Will Save the American Worker)

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    9780470455715

  • ISBN10:

    0470455713

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-11-09
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

Richard T. Herman is the founder of Richard T. Herman & Associates, an immigration and business law firm in Cleveland, Ohio, which serves a global clientele in over ten languages. He is the co-founder of a chapter of TiE, a global network of entrepreneurs started in 1992 in Silicon Valley. He has appeared on ABC's 20/20, National Public Radio, Fox News, and various affiliates of NBC, CBS, and ABC. He has also been quoted in such publications as USA Today, InformationWeek, PC World, Computerworld, CIO, Site Selection, and National Lawyers Weekly.

Robert L. Smith is a veteran journalist who covers international cultures and immigration for The Plain Dealer, Ohio's largest newspaper. He has written extensively about immigration issues and has interviewed people at all points of the immigrant experience, from undocumented field workers to millionaire entrepreneurs.

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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