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Some of the Immigrants to the USA are Changing the World

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Westminister, California:  Meet Frank Jao; he came from Vietnam yet he has deep Chinese roots.   We had the honor of spending a day with him and his family.  In 1975 they came to the USA on a C-130 (military aircraft) to Camp Pendleton. 

They had nothing.

He was the middle child of a large, poor family, a Vietnamese mother and Chinese father. At the age of 11 he got a job delivering newspapers. By the age of 13 he had six "employees" and they were the delivery system for a Da Nang newspaper.  By the time he turned 18 he was working for the US Marines.

Within 48 hours of arriving in California, he got a job as a vacuum cleaner salesman. Within a year he had taken the courses to qualify to become a realtor. With three years he was developing property for others. Within four years he became the founder of Bridgecreek Development and he broke ground on his first building of 50,000 square feet.

That was 1979. Today, Bridgecreek literally owns millions of square feet in California and in China; and he has inspired the development of even more. California has become his home and the home of over 400K Vietnamese and their de facto capital outside of Vietnam.

Meet the people who created Little Saigon.

Frank Jao has been recognized by the President of the USA and today Frank is the president of the Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce West Coast and he is spending 25% of his time taking US businesses into Asia.

Immigrants to the USA remind us that this land is a light on the hill, a beacon to the world. We know that business works best within a democratic, ethical society.  Where there is trust, capital can be leveraged.  The miracle of our Bill of Rights and the Constitution is the focus on both our freedoms and responsibilities. In this light, there is no better story for us to tell than that of two people who in 1975 came here with nothing yet today they redefine wealth and have forever changed the face of this nation.

Here are great business lessons for us all.

Keep an eye out for the American Flag. It keeps popping up among all the other cultural symbols of these Asian people. A symbol of freedom and liberty, it is on everything - from buildings to ties - and for a reason. 

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Meet five families (each picture goes to a video), all immigrants to the USA. Within each family, they bond together on a common focus and have built businesses that are truly making our world a better placeAll have built multi-million dollar businesses from nothing. These are the stories we all need to be studying to understand the unique experiment that is called "The USA."   More...    

Good business is about continuous improvement... higher perfections.

There are always these four paths to walk and eight steps to climb:

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Start a Business

Homepage. Meet the Navarro family from Cuba and now in Miami.  They started this family business soon after they arrived and today it is the most productive discount pharmacy in the USA:
  » Inspect what you expect
  » Increase profit margins with private labels
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Key Question: How do I start a business?

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Grow a Business

Homepage. Meet Shiv Krishnan from India and now in Virginia.  He started his business from his bedroom and now has over 500 employees:
  » Be willing to start small
  » Find and depend on mentors
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Key Question: What is a path for growth?

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Buy a Business

Homepage. Meet Lupe Fraga from Mexico and now in Houston.  He bought Tejas Office and today successfully competes against Office Depot!
  » Find the right Mentor
  » Get a banker before you need one
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Key Question: Can my business be my legacy?

Sell a Business

Homepage. Meet Sohrab Vossoughi from Persia and now in Portland, Oregon.  In their reach for higher perfections, he sells his employees a piece of the Ziba Design through employee-stock ownership.
  » Improve form and function
  » Post your values, vision & philosophy
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