Making a Fortune: Learning from the Asian Phenomenon

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 15, 2008 - Business & Economics - 206 pages
Asian entrepreneurs and businesses have created wealth faster than the rest of the economy. Asian wealth now creates and sustains more jobs than it has ever done. It stimulates growth in industries and places that would struggle without the engine of entrepreneurship. Asian wealth is diversifying and modernising, it crosses the generational divide. If you want new and old economy wealth, it's in these pages. If you want modern and traditional management practices, they are in this book. If you want a new generation of entrepreneurs and wealth creators, then read on.


"Nobody understands better what makes British Asian entrepreneurs tick.
Spinder provides a fascinating insight into business leaders and the
inspirational stories behind their success." Amar Singh, Evening Standard

"A refreshing and intelligent insight into Asian entrepreneurship in the 21st century" Sathnam Sanghera, The Times

"This is an important book that is being published at just the right time. With immigration a hot topic of conversation and ever-present in political and media circles, this book lays out the contribution of first, second and third generation Asians to the UK in terms of wealth creation, employment and host of other issues. It tells some good stories and has a powerful message for everyone who reads it."Eric Leenders, Executive Director, British Bankers Association (BBA)

“Drawing on her own experiences and the stories of others, Spinder Dhaliwal offers both unique and valuable insights into this community of entrepreneurs. This book is a must for practicing and would be entrepreneurs but also for anyone involved in entrepreneurships from advisors through to academics.” Hamant Verma, Editor Eastern Eye

“The personal stories behind some of the UK's most successful Asian businessmen make for fascinating reading. I'm so glad that my good friend and hotel business partner, Surinder Arora, takes his rightful place among them.” Sir Cliff Richard

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About the author (2008)

Academic and author Dr. Spinder Dhaliwal is a recognised and leading expert in her field. Spinder has written extensively about the Asian business community and compiles 'Britain's Richest Asians' in Success magazine for Eastern Eye reflecting her long held interest in the field. She wrote the influential study "Silent contributors - Asian Female Entrepreneurs and Women in Business" which highlighted this important, yet often neglected, issue. Her report for Barclays Bank entitled, 'Asian entrepreneurs in the UK" received global attention.

Spinder knows all about the challenges of the Asian entrepreneur from first hand experience. Her parents, who came to the UK from the Punjab in the 1960's, ran a corner shop in which Spinder balanced the demands of a busy family business with high academic achievement

She has been a regular contributor to the Asian media and, in the past few years, has become an increasingly influential figure in more mainstream circles. She was the founder and director of the centre for Asian Entrepreneurial research and is a Board Member of the Institute of Small Business and Enterprise. Spinder is also invited to address audiences as a speaker, is a freelance writer and helps major organisations target and understand the Asian community.

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