In short, education was emphasized; as was wider reading of literature--I recall reading much of Charles Dickens, Alexander Dumas, Sir Walter Scott, Arnold Bennett, Thomas Hardy, the English poets such as Wordsworth and Keats, Gujerati
authors and many Benagli authors in Gujerati
and Bengalis sold iron and tools, and Chinese merchants operated from covered stalls.
Some cultures that value entrepreneurship are the: Ibos in Africa, Gujeratis
, Jains, and Parsis in India, overseas Chinese in southeast Asia, Antioquerios in Colombia, Jews, Lebanese, mthe people from Pyongan in North Korea, and Mennonites and Mormons in the United States (p.
22) In addition, there were large Gujerati
, South Indian, Chinese and Ryukyuan communities in M elaka, many of whom were assimilating to the extent of speaking Malay and practising Islam.