Author traces roots of Greek entrepreneurs in Chicago

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Alexander Rassogianis releases new book about entrepreneurial spirit of Greek immigrants

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“The Entrepreneurial Spirit of the Greek Immigrant in Chicago, Illinois: 1900-1930” is an enlightening and inspiring read that imparts to readers the importance of determination and perseverance.

Author Alexander Rassogianis came from a family of Greek immigrants who developed their own business in Chicago. Theirs is a story of how America opened its doors to those who are willing to contribute to the American society. Theirs is also a story of self-sacrifice.

According to the author, Greek immigrants came to Chicago in droves in the early 1900s, and most of them made immediate contributions to the city. The concept of success to the male Greek immigrant was to build capital and open his own business. In this book, Rassogianis invites readers to celebrate the history of a hardworking people and learn lessons about business and life by studying “The Entrepreneurial Spirit of the Greek Immigrant in Chicago, Illinois: 1900-1930” (published by iUniverse). He interviewed 20 men who went through the journey from immigrant to entrepreneur, recording their authentic experiences.

“The book focuses on the price to do this [opening a business], which involved hardship, long hours of hard work, self-sacrifice and perseverance,” Rassogianis says. He also adds that the Greek immigrants, being individualistic, were willing to take the risks in order to avoid working for others and ensure the independence of their livelihood. He shares how they were able to achieve this feat amidst the difficulties.

“The Entrepreneurial Spirit of the Greek Immigrant in Chicago, Illinois: 1900-1930” is an enlightening and inspiring read that imparts to readers the importance of determination and perseverance.

“The Entrepreneurial Spirit of the Greek Immigrant in Chicago, Illinois: 1900-1930”
By Alexander Rassogianis
Softcover | 6x9in | 118 pages | ISBN 9781491773321
E-Book | 118 pages | ISBN 9781491773314
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Alexander Rassogianis earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Elmhurst College and a master’s degree in history from the University of Wisconsin. He taught history in Chicago for more than 15 years and served as a compliance officer for the U.S. government. He is the author of “Return to Glenlord: Memories of Michigan Summers.”

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