Having just returned from listening to Tom Friedman discuss elements of That Used To Be Us, I was reminded of this TEDxCMU presentation that resonates with the message that Mr. Friedman shared about the four ways of thinking all of us “immigrants” must practice:
Think like an immigrant (paranoid optimists who stay hungry)
Think like an artisan (taking pride in your work and carving your initials into it)
Think like a starter upper (you are never “finished” or else you are finished) Do 4/5ths and toss over the fence.
Think like that waitress at the Perkins Pancake House (who had control over the fruit ladle) Be an entrepreneur!