I just discovered that my lil' ole blog was mentioned in an article on the "China Law Blog" titled "China is the Next China, Now; Vietnam May Be The Next China Someday." It contains the thoughts of Dan Harris, a Seattle-based lawyer specializing in international law relating to China.
Dan cites a relative lack of blogs about doing business in Vietnam as anecdotal evidence that there isn't a lot of business activity or interest in Vietnam. I can see how the two may be correllated, but the lack of one does not necessarily imply the lack of the other.
I've met many expats and a few Vietnamese active in the local business community. There is lots of activity going on. It may not be as frenzied as China (I've not been there yet) but Vietnam definitely is on the move. For a very business-oriented Vietnam blog, check out "Target: Vietnam" by a Brit who works for a property management and development company in Hanoi. Real estate is a pretty good barometer for economic growth. I used to have a link to his blog, but took it down because he hasn't updated it in over two months. Lots of interesting stuff though.
I haven't written much about business since most of what I know is on the micro-level and pertains to specific companies and industries. It's not information folks I know would want blasted into the blogosphere. Writing on general business topics from time to time is a good idea though. I'll try to do that every month or so. See my earlier post titled "Vietnam: Hype or Reality?" about what feels like a growing frenzy for investors to pour money into Vietnam. One friend here told me, "What do you do when the ducks are quacking? You feed them. Well, the ducks are quacking Chris." They are indeed.