A BusinessWeek.com columnist and businessman, Vivek Wadhwa shares his views on why Indians are such a successful immigrant group. Ignore the catchy title but the stats thus far remain good to prove his point. Also, US immigration rules helps as typically it attracts somewhat better part of the crowd (educated, skilled, speaking english, etc.) from India to start with.
I am sure many first generation Indians who immigrated to America can relate to several points identified in the article. Vivek has highlighted the following points :-
- Emphasis on education
- Upbringing – expectations
- Determination to overcome obstacles
- Entrepreneurial spirit
- Recognizing Diversity
- Family Support
- Financial management – Spending within means
- Giving back
- Integrations and acceptance
Ignore the Indian title and most of these traits now become the proven recepie of anyone from any background who have been successful in life.