A few weeks ago I joined the “Smart Money” program on FBNC channel here in Saigon. The host, Tran Quoc Tran, asked some great questions and pulled out 6 lessons for tech entrepreneurs from my own experience. Here are the highlights: Continue reading →
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6 Lessons for Tech Entrepreneurs
Head to Head CEO Forum on VITV
Recently I returned to the “Diá»…n ÄÃ n CEO,” or “CEO Forum” program on VITV.
Mr. HÃ , the host, felt that the viewers would find two CEOs more engaging than one (maybe by creating some drama and getting us to argue?).Â I invited an outstanding CEO I met a few months ago, Mr. Tráº§n Trá»ng KiÃªn.Â He is founder and CEO of Buffalo Tours, one of Vietnam’s largest and most successful tour companies.Â Not only a great CEO, but a super cool and interesting guy.
Retaining Great People
Here’s a short interview I did with VITV in May 2011.Â The topic was “Retaining Great People.”
- Think of the people who work for you as your most important customers
- The most important product you sell is called “Working in Your Company” — make it valuable
- Always treat well the people who choose to leave your company
TÃ´i vÃ Viá»‡t Nam (Me and Vietnam)
In August I shot an interview with Mr. Tráº§n Quá»‘c KhÃ¡nh, host of the “Me and Vietnam” program on the FBNC business television network here in Saigon.
We discussed building a fun company culture, how we treat our people as customers, finding your passion and motivating teams.Â KhÃ¡nh was a very engaging and relaxed interviewer.
KhÃ¡nh’s team even took some footage of me delivering a “$2 Award” to a Dream-Maker and dancing swing outside the office.Â It was a lot of fun.
The interview is in English with Vietnamese subtitles. Â I’ve included a transcript below.
“NgÆ°á»i ÄÆ°Æ¡ng Thá»i” (“People Today”)
Here’s an interview I did in May 2011 for the program “NgÆ°á»i ÄÆ°Æ¡ng Thá»i” which roughly translates to “People Today.”
The host, Ms. Bich Loan, likes to interview people whom she believes have interesting ideas.Â She likes to surprise her guests and put them in novel situations to observe how they react.Â It’s very effective.
We met at Hanoi’s “HR Day” in 2010 and she saw me speak about “Ducks and Eagles.”Â I was flattered she invited me as a guest on her program.Â The interview is in English, but dubbed in Vietnamese.Â I haven’t figured out how to get English subtitles in there yet.
“Diá»…n ÄÃ n CEO” (“CEO Forum”)
Here’s an interview I did with the “CEO Forum” program on VITV in May 2011.Â We discussed the history of Navigos and VietnamWorks, our services, our competitive strategy and, my favorite, culture and leadership.
Mr. Ha, my host, told me he even found his current job on VietnamWorks!Â I love it.
The interview is in English with Vietnamese subtitles.Â Transcript below.