So goes the title of a recent article about international textile companies operating in Viet Nam. The first thought that always pops into my head whenever I read about rising labor costs is how much by local standards and how much is enough in terms of net profit? Why not pay your employees a living … Continue reading “Global garment firms no longer bullish on Vietnam as costs rise”
Charlottesville & EducationUSA Defined as: a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result. That and surreal are the words that best describe a situation I encountered while reading an online US newspaper article about the white supremacist "rally" in Charlottesville, VA. … Continue reading Irony
Below is an excerpt from my latest CounterPunch article about Bob Kerrey and Fulbright University Vietnam. Think of it as the 2017 bookend to my 2016 CP article, Bob Kerrey and Fulbright University – What were they thinking?, published a month after the controversy erupted. Follow this link to read it in its entirety. MAA … Continue reading The Fat Lady Finally Sings: Bob Kerrey Quietly Resigns from Fulbright University Vietnam Leadership Position
Wishing everyone a Lunar New Year filled with happiness, good health, peace, prosperity, & fulfillment. MAA "The key question to keep asking is, 'Are you spending your time on the right things?' Because time is all you have." (Randy Pausch, 1960-2008)
It was on this day, 71 years ago, at Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi, that Ho Chi Minh declared Viet Nam's independence from France under the new name of the Democratic Republic of Viet Nam in a speech that invoked the US Declaration of Independence and the French Revolution's Declaration of the Rights of Man … Continue reading Chúc mừng ngày Quốc khánh! Happy Viet Nam National Day!
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According to a TNS Consumer Pulse study conducted before Tet, consumer confidence in Vietnam it at its highest level since 2008, which bodes well for 2016. The study surveyed consumers in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and Hanoi, the two largest cities in Vietnam, to discover their feelings about Vietnam's economy. (Follow this link to … Continue reading Vietnam Consumer Confidence at Highest Level Since 2008