HCM CITY (VNS) — Besides business interests and politics, efforts to mitigate the consequences of the war on Viet Nam are also bringing the country closer to the US, an international event heard in HCM City yesterday. Speaking at the conference entitled "20 Years of US – Viet Nam Relations: Business & Education Opportunities in Light of TPP," Thao Griffiths of the Viet Nam Veterans of America Foundation (VVAF) said it took 20 years (1975-1995) for the two countries to change from enemies to friends, and another 20 to heal wounds and build a foundation for a partnership. "With concerted efforts, individuals such as Bobby Muller of VVAF and Dr Charles Bailey of the Ford Foundation were able to work effectively with eminent people on the Vietnamese side such as Madame Ton Nu Thi Ninh, Ambassador Bui The Giang, Dr Le Ke Son. "Together they helped the governments of both the US and Viet Nam move closer. The war legacy issues such as Agent Orange, unexploded bombs were for … [Read more...] about Ways to boost US-VN ties discussed
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Vietnam has shifted its focus from quantity to quality when it comes to attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). But, the country must resolve inherent obstacles to improve its investment climate. Wonderful Theme Park was supposed to be a milestone for tourism development for Ba Ria-Vung Tau province and for the whole southern region. Introduced by Good Choice Limited Company from the US in 2008, the project was supposed to comprise residential and office buildings, world class hotels, a shopping complex, an entertainment theme park and an underwater aquarium. But four years later, this $1.3 billion project remains on paper. And last month the Ba Ria-Vung Tau People's Committee decided to revoke its investment certificate after the developer left without a word. Wonderful Theme Park is just one of many FDI projects which have seen their investment certificates revoked in recent years. Malaysia's Lion Group had its investment certificate for a $9.8 billion steel complex in Ninh … [Read more...] about Seeking ways to paint a better FDI picture
(VEN) - We are sitting in a cafeteria in the center of Ho Chi Minh City. The sun still shines on the afternoon of the autumn in this southern city. 'I love the weather here. It is gorgeous!'says Mr. Bruce E. Flanagan. Then the Australian expert coach continues, 'The weather is like the people here, so energetic and enthusiastic.' When I praise his Vietnamese, he confidently replies 'Obviously, I am an Australian by born, but a Vietnamese by choice!' Our story has continued with his experience working in different ASEAN countries, e.g. Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines. Working mainly with CEOs and their teams, he has more than a story to tell about leadership… Actually, I believe that Vietnamese are more intelligent, creative and hardworking than other countries I have worked, however in terms of leadership style, I find that Vietnamese leaders are mostly stuck in command and control style leadership model. I am a strong believer in which the … [Read more...] about How to improve leadership in Vietnam?
You don’t need to spend a bundle of cash to motivate employees to do great things. Just apply some simple but effective leadership practices. Try the following no-cost ways to supercharge your employees’ morale and performance. You (and your customers) may be surprised at what a difference they make. 1. Don’t just tell your employees what to do, explain why they should do it. (And while you’re at it, make sure the reasons are good ones!) 2. Provide employees with prompt and candid feedback on their performance. (If improvements are needed, help them understand what they need to do to improve.) 3. Catch your employees doing something right. (And praise them when you do.) 4. Ask your employees what you can do to improve your business. (And implement their suggestions whenever it makes sense to do so.) 5. Really listen to what your employees have to say. (Show your sincere interest by focusing your full attention on your people when they are talking to … [Read more...] about 15 great no-cost ways to supercharge your employees
VietNamNet Bridge - Viet Nam's tennis hopeful, Nguyen Hoang Thien, 17, was the only Vietnamese player left in the third round of the F3 Men's Futures tennis tournament, the third and last tournament in the three series of Men's Futures tournaments being held in HCM City. Thien's coach is Frenchman Tom Kindavong, and his fitness coach is Marcel Dominique Petit. Viet Nam News talks to Kindavong about the match and Thien's prospects. What do you think about Thien's performance today? I am very happy with the way he played tactically and mentally. The way he drove the match was very solid. Thien is still very young but he showed some character to deal with the pressure. It is not easy to play with someone who can do everything that you can do. What did you say to him after he made two early exits at two previous tournaments? I just supported him and gave him confidence. I repeated: "Be patient and keep working hard and your time will come." Best performance yet Thien, … [Read more...] about Rising star needs ‘time to shine’