It's a fascinating read, a long but worthwhile reading. What was done to them in Uganda was shameful, but they made a greater come back with each difficulty they faced. Indeed, the Gujarati people have developed unmatched entrepreneurial skills in them and it is worth studying. One item that touched me was, “Most fundamentally, those Gujaratis who turn to business say that they are constitutionally unsuited to working for other people. For them, the best way to work for yourself is to run your own business, “to take your destiny in your hands” – Though I am not a Gujarati, I relate with them.
Let me share my story, which I never wrote before. Right after my MBA, I was interviewed by Omni hearing Aids, one of the fastest growing companies in the early 80’s, I had an incredible management background, I had reached to be a Deputy Controller with Fluor Arabia on a 5.2 Billion dollar project, however I was interviewed 5 times, then finally, the Chairman from NJ came to interview me. His question was “we are an all white company, how will you manage as head of the organization? “ I produced my record of managing a large number of diverse employees... I was not hired. I don’t think anyone can get away with that now, but discrimination existed then. That was the last time I worked as an employee. I said heck with working for someone, I will be on my own. I have always remained fiercely independent. Now, my son has opened his own law firm in partnership with his former boss, I am proud of him.
Each of us finds some connection in this article.
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