Capstone Vietnam: Why This Education Entrepreneur Is Excited About Vietnam’s Future

Here's an abridged version of a recent interview I did with Vietcetera, a "consortium of artists, writers, designers, photographers, musicians, technologists, and business people dedicated to a fresh look at an evolving Vietnam. Vietcetera seeks to find the untold human stories of the people that are contributing to a new, modern Vietnam. From design to … Continue reading Capstone Vietnam: Why This Education Entrepreneur Is Excited About Vietnam’s Future

Recent Interview with Chuck Searcy, International Advisor, Project RENEW

Here is a link to the Vietnamese version:  Cựu chiến binh Mỹ Chuck Searcy: “Phòng thủ vĩ đại nhất của Việt Nam chính là ý chí của người dân (Book Hunter Club) Why do you choose to return and live in Vietnam? It’s a choice I made, to accept an opportunity to come here as … Continue reading Recent Interview with Chuck Searcy, International Advisor, Project RENEW

2014 Operation Light the End of the Tunnel

Below is an interview with Chuck Searcy, a former Army intelligence analyst who has lived in Vietnam for the last 20 years working - in partnership with Vietnamese colleagues - to ameliorate the effects of various war legacies, including unexploded ordnance (UXO) and Agent Orange.  The interview was with Mike Cerre, a former ABC News … Continue reading 2014 Operation Light the End of the Tunnel

VTV1 Interview About Higher Education Admission Reform in Vietnam

I was recently interviewed at Vietnam National University-Hanoi by Ms. Kim Hai, VTV1 reporter, about a range of issues related to Vietnam's higher education admission reform efforts, led by VNU-Hanoi - in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Training.  I mentioned and expanded upon a number of the points I touched on in this … Continue reading VTV1 Interview About Higher Education Admission Reform in Vietnam

A Blast from the Past: The Day CNN Business Traveller Came to Town

It was at this table at a popular Hanoi cafe that I had a conversation with Richard Quest, of CNN Business Traveller fame, nine years ago this summer.  Quest was in town to tape a show about Vietnam that took a look at "the practical aspects of doing business in Vietnam, from cultural practices through to legalities for setting … Continue reading A Blast from the Past: The Day CNN Business Traveller Came to Town

Vietnam should teach kindness to children

This is an interview I recently did with Tuổi Trẻ.  Note:  The title is from the editor. Editor’s Note: Mark Ashwill is the managing director and founder of Capstone Vietnam, a human resource development company that provides education and training solutions. He was the country director of the Institute of International Education in Vietnam from 2005 to … Continue reading Vietnam should teach kindness to children

“Corruption in Education Creates Serious Consequences for the Poor”

This the title is a wide-ranging interview that I did last month with a reporter from Báo Giáo dục Việt Nam (Vietnam Education News).  This education news website ranks 8,829 in the world, 51 in Vietnam and is linked in 2,093 websites (as of 20.10.12).  As you can see from some original English language excerpts below, corruption … Continue reading “Corruption in Education Creates Serious Consequences for the Poor”