Iranian-born Omid Kordestani was Google's 12th employee and he is one of the key executives who has turned the firm in to one of the world's most successful companies. I just read an interesting article about Kordestani where he credits his immigrant background for much of his success and urges America's young people to adapt an immigrant mindset:
“To keep an edge, I must think and act like an immigrant.There is a special optimism and drive that I benefited from and continue to rely on that I want all of you to find.
Immigrants are inherently dreamers and fighters”
We're an immigrant country and its those immigrant roots that give us a competitive edge.