Is it all in the DNA?
Is it DNA which is the determining factor in some families having great business acumen in the same field for multiple generations? Or do hard work & some other factors play a role?
How is that some business families, particularly belonging to some community, continue and thrive in businesses, right up to or even more than five generations? How is that there are some communities who dominate some businesses? How is that the sons or daughters of some singers are also very good singers?
Is it all in the DNA., or is there something more to it?
For instance, the Chettiar community in Tamil Nadu, is very much known for its finance business. A few enterprising families have also gone into manufacturing, like the famous Murugappa Group of companies of Chennai. It is quite difficult to find young Chettiar men and women who are not into some business.
Similarly, the Nadar community people control most of the "kirana" shops, in several parts of Tamil Nadu, and a few of them are very famous even in cities like Mumbai.
The Brahmins of Tamil Nadu are highly educated and go on to become CEOs or world class economists. Dr Raghuram Rajan is one such. Sundar Pichchai, CEO of Google, is from the same community. There is a big joke that they consume too much of curd rice! Nevertheless, they dominate the IITs and IIMs and are into every possible job, everywhere in India or throughout the world.
The Aggrwarls of India dominate most businesses, and the various Marwari clans are very active too.
How does this happen? Is it through only hard work and dedication, or is it because of the DNA? Does not the DNA play a major role?