As a member of the richest ethnic group in America and also simultaneously a member of the poorest religion in the world (Hinduism) our success in America is due to cultural factors (intact families, value placed on education, keeping up with the Joneses syndrome; its much worse in India than in the US; everyone is judged by how good or bad they are and their families are vis a vis others) but its not something that's exclusive to Indians. Its more an immigrant mentality. Look at South Africans coming second in the list. Most South Africans of Indian origin that I know say that they have to work hard here and get green cards so that they don't go back to the violent crime ridden country that South Africa has become for Indians there. Most can't imagine raising their families there. I am guessing its the same for South Africans of white or black origin also who come here.
Any immigrant will work harder than natives because he has more to lose.
Basically if you have an option to fail you will most likely fail and the safety net in America makes it easy to fail without any consequences. That's why third generation Indian Americans are on average as useless as average Americans. They have been thoroughly Americanized..
You and I have had this conversation before.
Why do Indian or Asian are not as successful in Europe as they are here?
My point being it depends on the country where people immigrate too.
Talking of immigrants working harder than the natives, I need to go back to an old discussion I hope you still remember.
You had argued then, that as an IT hiring manager, you were favoring Chinese over others in your screening process.
How does your statement that immigrants work harder than the natives square with eliminating other immigrants in early stage of your screening process?
BTW by this logic SDG must be validated.
How does it validate SDG's logic?
He comes across as a frustrated Indian Brahmin who seems to lament he is not given his deserved due.
He has also complained about reservations, Indian women adopting western culture and being corrupted by it.
He was looking for a Russian bride.
Brief, he is not that a self confident man.