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The Outsized Economic Contributions of Asian Americans according to Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs recently released a report on the outsized economic contributions of Asian Americans.  Highlights include Asian Americans creating 19% of high impact patents between 2003 and 2019, and driving 23% of US economic growth during that period despite being … Continue reading

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WHIAAPI: Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling

I’ve blogged about the “bamboo ceiling” before, so it’s interesting to see that recently, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders had a panel discussion for their AAPI Youth Forum with the topic of: “Breaking the Bamboo … Continue reading

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NPR: Stanford’s Asian-American Leadership Programs Tackle The ‘Bamboo Ceiling’

Video: courtesy of Stanford Graduate School of Business At 8Asians, we’ve blogged about Where Are the Asian CEOs?, Americans Expect Business Leaders to Be White, as well as Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) and their Advanced Leadership Program … Continue reading

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8 Questions With 8Asians Writer Tim Chiu

Tim is not just a long time, veteran writer at 8Asian’s but also its resident handyman, mega-geek, great dad, and all around nice guy. His posts range from personal to economic/political, always informative and educational. Get to know him better … Continue reading

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NAAAP-SF 2012 Gateway To Leadership Recap

Last Saturday, the San Francisco chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP-SF) held their first ever regional conference on leadership, “Gateway to Leadership.” The last time I attended a NAAAP event was the national conference two years, … Continue reading

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Andy Choi and Michael Chang of Greystripe: Is the Bamboo Ceiling Coming Down?

Bamboo Ceiling? Not anymore. At least, not for Greystripe cofounders Michael Chang and Andy Choi. Although there have been several stories about the Bamboo Ceiling and how it plagues immigrant Asians because a lack of self-promotion, now there’s a happy … Continue reading

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Asian Americans, Bamboo Ceilings and the Immigrant Strategy

Bamboo Ceilings continue to plague Asians and Asian Americans. Everyone’s got their own thoughts on why it happens, but the opinions generally reflect a very basic idea: Asians are just bad at self promotion.

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Suicide Prompts Chinese To Reconsider Coming To U.S.

The recent suicide in April 2012 of 40 year old Qinggen Wang, a principal software engineer at Paypal, is driving discussions in the Chinese blogosphere about whether it’s worth it to come to the U.S. to pursue jobs, specifically ones … Continue reading

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Irvine, California Mayor Sukhee Kang Running for Congress

Current Irvine, California Mayor Sukhee Kang (Democrat) has joined the congested race for Congress, which will take place November 2012, for a California district that is expected to represent much of coastal Orange County, a Republican-dominated area. However, race and ethnicity may play a factor … Continue reading

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Cooperation: Another Reason For A Bamboo Ceiling?

A new study in Organization Science found some interesting differences in the way Americans and Chinese perceive what is considered cooperation. In many cases the American respondents and Chinese respondents selected exactly opposite actions as examples of “cooperation.” On one … Continue reading

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Wesley Yang’s “Paper Tigers” and the APA Identity Crisis

When you open Wesley Yang’s  “Paper Tigers” in New York Magazine, you will notice a half naked East Asian man starring blankly right back at you as its greeting. Playfully, you may think that the title evoke images of tigers … Continue reading

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The Bamboo Ceiling

I’ve written in the past about the glass ceiling for Asians in corporate America, but until I found this recent article on Asian scientists, I didn’t realize there was a specific term for the ceiling when referring to Asians, specifically … Continue reading

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