Episode 12: Tung Do – Just Do It

Tung Do Eat Well Travel Better Business of Food Travel Podcast
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Tung Do is a Vietnamese-American whose family escaped to the US at the end of the Vietnam war in 1975 and settled in Texas. After spending 10 years as a securities trader, Tung returned to Vietnam in 2009 to do charity work just for one year. He fell in love with the country and decided to stay, eventually starting 4 different businesses there. The most successful business Tung runs in Vietnam is called XO Tours. An award-winning Vietnam tour company which offers unique city and food tours on scooters in both Ho Chi Minh City and Hoi An. Tung shares with us a number of valuable insights, not the least of which is to "Just Do It" - start your business even if you are scared and have no experience.

Tung shares with us a number of valuable insights, not the least of which is to "Just Do It" - start your business even if you are scared or have no experience.

Discussed in this episode:

  • Why you need to delegate to be able to succeed
  • If someone doesn't accept your offer initially, don't give up
  • Why it's important to speak English in any industry
  • Why the past doesn't repeat but it often rhymes
  • Why you need to be remarkable or be nothing
  • How ego and overconfidence can ruin everything
  • Why you can't rest your laurels
  • Why you shouldn't try to be all things to all people
  • Just do it: start a business even if you don't have the experience

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His company XOTours