The Blog

Latest News & Perspectives

The Knowing/Doing Wall of the Immigrant.

The famous quote by Lao Tzu, the ancient Chinese philosopher, “Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it…” fits the message in this article. My simple cabinetmaker’s mind perceives from this quote that I can only access the treasure (knowledge) if I use...

read more

Starting a Business as an Immigrant

In the previous article, I shared my thoughts about how immigrating gives, as a default, the potential empowerment to anybody that has, secretly or not, the desire to start a new business. I mentioned how some people immigrate with the hidden desire to become...

read more

Immigration and Entrepreneurship.

I strongly believe that inspired immigrants, the ones that have “felt the call”, have everything they need to succeed if they decide to start their own business, independently of what they were or are doing in their native country. Yes, I know I am putting a smile on...

read more

The Immigrant’s Spouse

Here are some samples of the complaints that I hear over and over again (and there are new ones coming out every day): “I am trying to convince her that this is the best place to be, but she is so negative!” “It is impossible to make it here with him whining about...

read more

Are you using your culture or being used by it?

How can we use our culture to grow as immigrants instead of being penalized by it? Appreciating and leveraging what we bring with us in our cultural luggage can only happen if we don’t attach our “being” to it. I will give the following example in general terms, so...

read more

Is my Culture compromising my Immigration ?

“We are what we think!” I have heard this more than once from motivational speakers and authors. If I think that I am a strict father, then I will act like one: my beliefs and my thoughts will govern my actions when I am engaged in that specific role, and so a...

read more