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The Key to Successful Business Succession Planning

Regardless of what area of the world you examine, family-owned businesses are an integral part of the economy and society. Jobs, economic stability, and societal values are supported by these businesses that are built and shared with the communities they serve. Despite the prevalence and importance of these companies however, succession of these businesses from… [Read the full article]

What I’ve Learned Being a Business Tycoon’s Daughter

As a successful business tycoon’s daughter, I’ve grown up seeing and being a part of one of the largest family-owned businesses in Vietnam.  Getting a front-row seat to that kind of success has been simultaneously difficult, eye-opening, and humbling, as I have watched my parents build something from nothing.  I have always watched in awe… [Read the full article]

5 Lessons I’ve Learned from My Mother – The First Lady of a Multibillion-Dollar Company

The heights THP has reached are attributed to the hard work, persistence, and devotion of not only my father, but my mother as well.  It is no secret that my father’s intensity and “toughness” have seen the company through many stages of growth and prosperity.  However, with every strategic decision to expand, develop new products… [Read the full article]

Why You Should Focus on Customer Satisfaction

For the past seven years, one airport has consistently claimed the title of “World’s Best Airport” by UK-based international air transport agency, Skytrax.  Changi Airport, operated in Singapore serves as one of Southeast Asia’s largest transit hubs and one of the busiest in the world, serving over 50 million visitors each year.  The honor is… [Read the full article]

The Five Words to End Sexism in the Boardroom

A dear friend and trust colleague once told me she never offers to take notes in meetings. When her supervisor once asked her to, she said no. She turned it around and said, “In my experience, it’s always women who are asked to take notes, and until we start refusing, it will stay that way…. [Read the full article]

How Vietnam’s Future is Benefiting from Its “Global” Citizens

Vietnam’s future is becoming increasingly bright; it is a sentiment shared by its people. Pew Research Center found some 88 percent of Vietnamese people polled believe the country is better off than fifty years before.  There is a growing sense of pride and desire to continue the momentum of success by all of its citizens… [Read the full article]

The Importance of Women Leaders as Role Models

I’ve previously discussed the increasing influence of women in the business world and even in Vietnam’s business environment.  The inclusion of women within the highest roles of government, business and cultural organizations is both important and extremely beneficial. Across the world, more and more women are gaining the opportunity to pursue their dreams, whether as… [Read the full article]

Embrace Your Successes and More Importantly, Your Failures

Embrace you successes, and more importantly, your failures. They are antonyms, and yet you generally can’t have one without the other.  This symbiotic relationship between seemingly opposite experiences is as necessary and certain as the sun setting before it rises again.  As Winston Churchill once said, “success consists of going from failure to failure without… [Read the full article]