Back in June 2014, this blog was created with the goal to publish a post per week on a topic of interest relating to Vietnam and/or Southeast Asia.
Since then, the blog has largely focused on information, trends, and events relating to technology, business, and culture in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
It’s been a great and challenging experience to write this blog—and it would not have been possible without countless feedback, people who were willing to sit down and explain what they saw as the potential for opportunity in the region, and finding exciting and interesting topics to cover. That meant finding people who are doing exciting things in the community—whether it is creating or building or shaping a project, company, or building.
52 posts was the original target—and this goal was reached in 13 months; this post is currently number 55. Ultimately, this blog serves as a resource: 50,000-70,000 words that have attempted to capture Vietnam (from a Hanoian perspective and with the contrast of having lived in Ho Chi Minh City) in the past year.
So what’s next?
At this point, we are looking for someone with the following profile:
-A foreigner who has been in Vietnam for 10+ years;
-Who has operated as an entrepreneur, country manager, or director of an organization that is interested in technology, startups, or trade (or complementary fields);
-Who is interested in contributing 20%-30% more content to the current selection of 54 posts (each post is 1,000+ words);
-And is open to publishing the entire body of work as a book (an editor in Boston has agreed to review the project).
Please contact email@example.com for more details.
A New Direction
Vietnam is rapidly changing; moving forward, the format of this blog is going to change as well.
Articles from other publications will be shared on the blog instead of publishing original content every week. Depending on the frequency, content will be updated every month or two.
In the meantime, it can be difficult to understand what goes on in Vietnam from a foreign perspective so below are some other resources to keep current and understand better Vietnam’s emerging role in the world in the 21st century (if even a little bit more).
Saigon Times Weekly
From a Regional and International Perspective
Of course, this lit is non-exhaustive. There are many more resources to tap into. Books, blogs, podcasts, etc. (And we are also available for a quick chat or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.)