Self-made billionaire Bob Parsons endured an extremely deprived childhood due to his family’s financial difficulties. He had to shoulder financial burdens from a very early age to help his parents and to make ends meet. Talking about those days, he says, “I have earned everything I have ever received. Very little was given to me. I have been working for as long as I can remember. Whether it was delivering or selling newspapers, pumping gas, working in construction or in a factory, I have always been making my own money.” As long as that job made money, he was willing to do it no matter how low he was paid, Parsons told audiences at the 2017 Asia Pacific Golf Summit (APGS) in Danang, Vietnam. Due to mounting difficulties, after nearly flunking out of high school, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, where he received the Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and a Purple Heart Medal. Thanks to the Marines, he could come back to continue … [Read more...] about The story of a self made billionaire
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The Hanoitimes - Vietnam’s journey to become a modern, industrial economy has only just begun, and past achievements are no guarantee for future success, the World Bank (WB) country director said. At the Vietnam Reform and Development Forum 2018 in Hanoi on December 5, World Bank Country Director Ousmane Dione said Vietnam’s economy has seen a boom over the past two decades, but more reforms should be made to guarantee rapid and sustainable growth. World Bank Country Director Ousmane Dione (center) speaks at the Vietnam Reform and Development Forum 2018 in Hanoi on December 5. Photo: VNA Past achievements are no guarantee for future success Since the first consultative group meeting for Vietnam was held in Paris in November 1993, Vietnam’s socio-economic achievements have been remarkable. Over the course of thirty year, the economy has expanded at an average of nearly seven percent annually. As a result, per capita income has increased almost … [Read more...] about WB points out 4 key priorities for Vietnam’s reform agenda
Vietnam Reform and Development Forum 2018 His Excellency Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc His Excellency Minister Nguyen Chi Dung Government Ministers, Leaders of government agencies, committees of the National Assembly, committees of the Party, Ambassadors, Heads of Development Agencies, Representatives of Private Sectors, Non-Government Organizations, Ladies and gentlemen, Good morning! Xin chào! It is my great privilege and honor to join Minister Dung in welcoming you to the Vietnam Reform and Development Forum 2018.I would like to thank all of you sincerely for arranging your schedule to be here today during a very busy time of the year.I would also like to thank the Ministry of Planning and Investment, all Development Partners and speakers for their strong collaboration leading up to today’s event. Twenty-five years ago, in November 1993, the first consultative group meeting for Vietnam was held in Paris. Since then, development partners have been accompanying Vietnam … [Read more...] about WB Country Director’s speech at Vietnam Reform and Development Forum 2018
Viet Nam News Kiều Vân Many parents were encouraging their children to work early even though they are still in school. Is this a negative thing or does it teach youngsters the value of earning a living? Recently, Bảo Ngọc, 11, from Tuyên Quang City in the north of Việt Nam, went on the game show Shark Tank. She pitched an idea for an online food agency, chè bưởi (sweet soup made from grapefruit peel, coconut and sugar). Despite her tender age, she received an investment of VNĐ300 million (US$12,890) from two investors for a 30 per cent stake in the company. The teeny businesswoman didn’t hide the desire to work with all four Sharks and the dream of becoming a successful and intelligent investor as Shark Linh. Ngọc said she started her career at the age of seven with about 20 cups of chè bưởi mainly sold to friends and relatives. She developed her business through Facebook and now sells around … [Read more...] about It is too much send out kids to work?