The Benefits Of Being A First-Generation American In Business

Twenty percent of business owners in the U.S. are first-generation immigrants. When you consider that this same demographic only makes up 13% of the total population, you realize that there is something very significant to this number.

As a first-generation American in the C-suite, I’ve found that the secret to this success is learning how to overcome hardships. Adversity, specifically, builds every character trait that you need to succeed in business. First-generation Americans understand this because, for much of their life, they’ve had the odds stacked against them. By fighting through those challenges, they build the qualities found in strong leaders….

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