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What you will learn in this book

What is mindset?

It is the way the a person views the world, makes decisions based on personal beliefs and rules for living. You will get simple explanations of various aspects of a person’s mindset – and understand your own mindset.

What are the elements of an immigrant professional's mindset?

Learn the specific elements of a successful immigrant professional’s mindset and how it helps them face challenges in their new land – and succeed. Immigrants are the catalysts that spark greatness wherever they go.

How can individuals & entrepreneurs benefit from an immigrant professional's mindset?

Successful entrepreneurs have much of an immigrant professional’s mindset. Embracing that mindset could help you become a more successful individual and entrepreneur. 

Key to developing thriving businesses, communities & countries

Many businesses hire talent from around the world, including locals, immigrants, in-country migrants and returning immigrants, but never think about what a potent combination they posses – and rarely leverage them intentionally. We will discuss how you can achieve greater success, as a business, community or country by integrating the potent mix of people around you.


Take the assessments

 Find out how your current mindset compares with that of successful immigrant professionals. Identify aspects of their mindset you can embrace to become more successful. 

Content & tools to develop the immigrant mindset

We will provide you access to articles, videos, podcasts and tools to understand and embrace various aspects of the immigrant professional’s mindset. 


“Ram is an amazing thinker.”

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

Author, Coach and #1 Leadership Thinker in the world

“Ram is one of the smartest and nicest people I know. He’s superb at conceptualizing new ideas and business models.”

Richard Guha

Former CEO, Alliant Energy

“I thoroughly enjoyed the interview with Ram. I had scheduled 20 minutes but continued for over an hour because his questions were so engaging. “

Dr. Ellen Langer

Professor of Psychology, Harvard, 'Mother of Mindfulness' and expert on mindsets

Sneak peak into the book

Immigrant professionals are an important group of people in any thriving economy. They bring new ideas and perspectives into the local community. They are ‘hungry’ and bring a mindset that is essential for any individual, business, community or country that wants to be among the most successful. In-country migrants, natives and other immigrants can embrace the immigrant professional’s mindset to become more successful. 

  • What is the immigrant mindset? 
  • What are the benefits of an immigrant mindset – for individuals, businesses, communities and countries?
  • How can fellow immigrants, migrants and natives embrace the mindset of these immigrant professionals? 
  • You will read compelling stories about inspirational role models and the problems and challenges they faced and overcame (or not). The insights are always practical.
  • Learn why immigrant professionals are catalysts who spark greatness wherever they go.

Book Ram to give a Keynote on the Immigrant Mindset

Actionable Insights You Can Use

Successful immigrant professionals have a different mindset. Simply copying their action (like working hard) will not produce the results they achieve. There is something different about HOW they work hard. From extensive research and interviews Ram will articulate the beliefs, principles, value systems and assumptions that drive them to achieve more and faster than most people. He has memorable stories from many interviews and personal experiences.

Ram will share the ‘Successful Immigrant Professional’s Mindset (SIP Mindset)’ and walk you through a worksheet with which you can identify things you should change to embrace their mindset and become more successful sooner. 

Whether you are an individual, business leader, community leader or national leader, you will benefit from this talk. Some things you will learn are:

  • What is the mindset of successful immigrant professionals (SIP)? 
  • What are the benefits of the SIP mindset – for individuals, businesses, communities and countries?
  • How can fellow immigrants, migrants and natives benefit from embracing the mindset of these immigrant professionals? 
  • You will hear compelling stories about inspirational role models and the problems and challenges they faced and overcame (or not) – practical insights.
  • Learn why immigrant professionals are catalysts who spark greatness wherever they go.

To book Ram for a speaking engagement, send an email to ram (at) businessthinking.com or fill out the short form at the bottom of the homepage – https://www.ramviyer.com

Your Content, your way on your device!

The book will be published:

  • electronically;
  • in print; 
  • audio; and
  • in video (the highlights)

You will also be able to read (or watch) it on different devices including  PCs, tablets and mobile devices.

We want as many people across the world to benefit from these insights as possible.

Ram & Marshall Speaking

Ram V. Iyer

Ram V. Iyer is an engineer and immigrant who came to the United States with a few hundred dollars in his pocket and a scholarship to study in graduate school. He has two graduate degrees, one in engineering and another in business from MIT. He has worked at Boeing and Lucent, two multinational companies, been a venture capitalist in Silicon Valley and started five companies. He has succeeded and failed in roles as an employee, entrepreneur and business owner. He has studied aspects of this immigrant professional mindset have helped him and those that have not.

 He has traveled to 48 American states and about 40 countries. MONEY magazine labeled him ‘The Comeback Kid’. He has spoken to thousands as a keynote speaker and advisor around the world.

Ram is a straight shooter who speaks from personal successes and failures – combined with psychology and common sense. He built one venture that did business in 16 countries and lost his entire life savings on another. His practical insights will save you time and heartache – and provide the ingredients to achieving your greatness.

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is the world’s #1 executive coach who assist speople to become better versions of themselves. He has personally coached many leaders including the former CEOs of Ford, Pfizer, Best Buy, Target and the World Bank. Many of his clients were immigrants. He understands how immigrants think and has insights into how many aspects of their mindset can be embraced by fellow immigrant, migrants and natives. His practical techniques to embrace the immigrant professional’s mindset can help you achieve your greatness.

Marshall is a world-famous author and speaker who was ranked the #1 leadership thinker and executive coach in the world. His best-selling books include What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, How Women Rise, Triggers, MOJO and thirty-five others. He is a member of the Thinkers 50 and runs the Marshall Goldsmith 100 (MG100) group of the most accomplished coaches in the world.He received his PhD from UCLA and is a Professor of Management Practice at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.

If you are interested in being interviewed for the book (and more), please fill out the

Immigrant Professional’s Profile

(all fields are REQUIRED)

1. First Name
2. Last Name
3. Your Email
4. Your Phone Number
5. From which country did you emigrate?
6. Which country do you currently live in?
7. Are you a professional (engineer, doctor, software, business person,...)? YesNo
8. Name of your company/organization?
9. If you are a professional, what is your profession?
10. Why did you emigrate to the country you currently live in?
11. How long have you lived in your current country (in years)?
12. How old are you?
13. What is your status in the country where you live?
First-generation immigrant2nd generation immigrant3rd or older generation immigrantLocal/Native
14. What is your interest in being interviewed for this book?
A desire to share my rags-to-riches storyA desire to share the struggles I have had to overcome (or not)I am working on building my personal brandA desire to be a role model to others
15. What are three key highlights of what you want to share?
16. What are some stories of failure (inability to overcome challenges or solve problems because of your the way you used to think) that you would like to share? Most of us can recall our successes (particularly when looking back at our life).
17. We have found that the lack of visibility in the new country is a reason why many first-gen immigrants have difficulty succeeding in the new country. So, we are launching a SUCCESSFUL IMMIGRANT PROFESSIONALS MINDSET PODCAST (will be available on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio,Stitcher, etc.), our website, and marketing materials for each individual. Are you interested in being interviewed for that podcast? THERE WILL BE A FEE FOR PRODUCING & HOSTING THE PODCAST and the MARKETING MATERIALS FOR EACH PERSON. We will provide details to interested people.
YesNo, I am not Interested
Many thanks for your time. We will get back to you within a day.
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