"...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
Introduction: Welcome to Immigrant, Inc.
Chapter 1 A Mighty New Idea.
Chapter 2 The Mounting Evidence.
Discovering a Phenomenon.
The Accidental Entrepreneurs.
A Skill Grows Lucrative.
Mother of Invention.
The VCs′ Keen Eye.
New Seeds, Fertile Soil.
Chapter 3 A Land of Opportunity, Still.
A True Model Minority.
An Idea, an Obsession.
Learning to Persevere.
Survival, Climbing, and Thriving.
Where Business Is Business.
Chapter 4 Restless Dreamers.
Seeing It First.
A 24–Hour Job.
Mexico Never Tasted So Good.
No Room for a Dream.
The Colors of Palestine.
Chapter 5 Earth′s Best and Brightest.
Attracting the Striver Class.
An African Way.
The Reluctant Italian–American.
Out of Shadows, into Solar.
Love, Study, and a Start–Up.
At Home Far Away.
Chapter 6 Cowboys of a New Frontier.
A New Kind of Entrepreneur.
A Melting–Pot Dream Team.
The Super Prof.
Joining a New England Tradition .
New Era of Innovation.
Made in America?
Reviving the Motor City.
Spirits High, Lights Aglow.
Chapter 7 Desperate Achievers: Prequel to Google.
Starting from Nothing.
The Boat People.
An Artful Niche.
The Family of Google.
Anxious Wait for Visas.
Chapter 8 Importing Solutions.
A Gateway Re–Emerges.
Tapping the Tide.
Savvy Pilgrims, Creative Shopkeepers.
A Wave of Home Restorers.
A Boost for Everyone.
The Power of One.
Pushing Open the Door.
Toward a "Shared Prosperity".
A Harlem–Like Renaissance.
Seeds of Progress.
Chapter 9 The Stimulus We Need.
An Immigrant Advantage.
America Losing Ground.
Suffering an Antiquated System.
A Better Way.
The Change We Need Changing Attitudes.
Chapter 10 Thinking Like an Immigrant.
A Nation of Immigrants Indeed.
Keys to Success.
The Knowledge Advantage.
For Pride, For Family.
The Power of Teamwork.
The Possible Dream.
About the Authors.
"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)