“It’s hard to find a leadership book that doesn’t encourage us to “take care of our people.” What I learned is this: Taking care of your people does not mean protecting them from the consequences of their own behavior. That’s the path to irresponsibility. What it does mean is giving them every available tool and advantage to achieve their aims in life, beyond the specifics of the job. In some cases that meant further education” Continue reading Turn the ship around
An interesting book about globalization, its effects and backlashes to countries and companies operating in the internationalism. Fact check on the global situation after 17 years from the publish of the book shows us that the Lexus is still on its way to the ideal globalization and the Olive tree is doing its job to regain its power, whether it is good or bad. Continue reading The Lexus and The Olive Tree
Thomas Friedman has a very interesting example to reflect his view on the world’s economies. I cannot say that I fully agree with him on this because businesses all over the world has now learnt from others for the better. However, what is said by the author is fundamental nature of business in each operation system. Continue reading “The Lexus and the Olive Tree – 5 gas stations”
Feb 5, 2016 – the G day. It was not only the last working date before Tet, it was also the last day of Atlassian Vietnam. It was the end of around 3 years working to a prestigious company in tech world.
I did go with this project from the very beginning until the very end of it. This is part of my life, a very meaningful and worth to remember part. Continue reading My Atlassian journey
Inspiring by the loving people working in the company –
I was born and growing up in a very happy family. My family is still like that. I’m blessed and very thankful for our long lasting feeling. But I considered my family as minority nowadays. I’m not sure what gave me such idea. Maybe it is because of the viral news and Internet feeds about cheating, break-up and unhappy relationship. Maybe the society has reached to the level where it is so easy to walk away from a partner. Maybe the YOLO mindset has stopped people from trying their best for their small family, so that they can go for whatever they think that is more important. People say that after the wedding ceremony, love does not exist between the couple anymore. There are only gratitude and the habit of doing things together that remain. Continue reading “Love & family”
You might hear Burma more than Myanmar when talking about the country Myanmar itself. Myanmar is the official name since 1989, replacing its old name of Burma. When traveling to the country, we realized that Myanmar people still call their country Burma and their culture Burmese.
I went to Myanmar in a completely unprepared trip, thinking that I would not see anything but temple, thinking that I would have much quite time for meditation. Unexpectedly, my unprepared trip turned out to be amazing with many things discovered about Burmese cultures and people. Continue reading “Myanmar – the new destination for tourists”
War and its consequences are always sad inspirational topics of art. The intensity of battles. The pain of people in the field and at home. The protests against the governmental commitment to endless war…
Together Higher Dance and Robin Becker had successfully brought their work of art to the audiences in Hanoi, Hai Phong and Ho Chi Minh City in September 2015. Peace Over War included two amazing pieces of contemporary dance for the same topic. Same topic but different aspects and styles. Continue reading “Peace over war – two pieces of contemporary dance”
We all dream of a life where we have a happy ending, just like in the fairy tale. Have you ever wondered what happens after the end that are told? Well, somebody already did for you in case you haven’t done so.
What i am trying to say is that you should not expect anything to turn out perfectly. Life is filled with uncertainties. It has been such a week that I personally witnessed how impermanent life can be. Continue reading “Life of uncertainty”
To leave is to return. I left Boston three years ago, leaving behind the American dream that many people longing for. Back at the time, Boston was just a city. Saigon was also a city. Wherever would work well for me. I was so wrong as no city would have provide the same experience as other’s. I absolutely took Boston for granted. Continue reading “Boston – the city to return”
Although the Lexus and the olive tree of Thomas Friedman has been published for 16 years, the concept of globalization is still relevant. I read it again just to find how amazing it is when we map the real life events to what were talked about in the book.
“The olive tree stands for home & identity. The Lexus stands for the development of the modern world. The tug of war between those two happening different ways around the world, in both negative and positive sense.” Continue reading “The Lexus and the olive tree – home vs. the world”