Having been raised in a Vietnamese home where integrity is highly valued, I learned to upload the highest possible ethical standards. My parents taught me the golden rule that is, treating others fairly by treating them the way I want them to treat me. My entire life has been a struggle to keep my integrity. Academically, it means being responsible for my actions and avoiding plagiarism. Socially, I honor my friends' respect by maintaining confidentially. In my experience as a businessman, this means upholding my honor by giving fair wage, equitable treatment, and healthy working condition to my employees.
Being a businessman challenged and displayed by influence and negotiation skills. I believe in dealing with my colleagues and other players in the food industry, my ability to influence and negotiate is highly linked to my image and integrity. Having been always known for honesty and fairness, I am able to win their respect and approval. This really helps me in dealing with important business issues like wage increase and sourcing of inputs. My bargaining skills enabled my business to maximize financial resources by purchasing input at low cost.
The hard times in my life and my exposure to challenging situations instill me with resilience. In my experience as a businessman, operations are always adversely affected by economic downturns. There are times when the business incurs huge losses.