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Corporate Social Responsibility Program and The Community

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). It’s a term that has gained popularity with companies throughout the world in an effort to balance the benefit of corporations and the communities they serve. The University of Edinburgh succinctly defines the term and describes its importance in the following excerpt, “CSR aims to ensure that companies conduct their business… [Read the full article]

Listen to The Powerful Voice of Your Consumer

THP’s Mission has always been to produce high-quality and healthy products that comply with international standards and satisfy Asian consumers tastes while meeting our customers’ current and future demands and becoming their preferred partner. In each part of our mission there is a focus on the consumer and their preferences. After all, my father has… [Read the full article]

Why “Teamwork” is Different in Asia

In the West, great emphasis is placed on the word “teamwork.” Beginning in school and into one’s career, individuals are expected to be effective team players and are rewarded for operating effectively within the team dynamic. It’s the subject of courses, studies, and countless articles. While the tenets of the Western concept of teamwork are… [Read the full article]

True Leadership: The Power of Accountability and What it Means

As I touched on in a previous post , true leadership requires a great amount of humility, self-awareness, and self-control. Each of these characteristics contribute to what may be one of the more important aspects of true leadership: accountability. It is always easier to find excuses and far harder to embrace setbacks and mistakes with… [Read the full article]

Working Women In Vietnam

In a post-war Vietnam, there was a huge amount to uproot some of the most oppressive aspects of patriarchy during the middle of the 20th century. Wife beating was publicly condemned, and child marriage was outlawed. Female emancipation was enshrined in our Constitution: “Women enjoy equal rights with men in all spheres of life: political,… [Read the full article]

How to Incentivize and Empower Your Employees to Do Their Personal Best

According to Gallup, 87 percent of employees worldwide are not engaged at work. The companies that are able to effectively engage their workforces outperform their peers by 147 percent in earning per share. Engaging your workforce is a crucial component of a successful business. When employees are interested and feel invested, they do better work,… [Read the full article]

The Rise of the Asian Multinational

Globalization has changed business as we know it. This phenomenon has led to the “multinational”—companies whose reach can seemingly take over every inch of the world. While many of these companies have been created with a Western approach to business, Asian corporations are rising, forcing Western-style multinationals to create new strategies when it comes to… [Read the full article]

How Technology Can Help Grow Your Business

Another way to consider this topic—of how technology can help you grow your business – is how the lack of it will not only prevent growth, but possibly hurt your business. Technology is an inseparable part of creating and running a business—at any scale. From telecommunications, customer touch-points, and an online presence, to process-specific systems,… [Read the full article]