The Lotus Talks

The Lotus Talks

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Welcome to The Lotus Talks!Hi, let me introduce myself: I am Granger Whitelaw, CEO of the Vietnam Group and I host THE LOTUS TALKS podcast along with my Co-Podcaster Cameron Lynch, and various members of our team from time to time. Our messag…


Betty Tran | Betty Tran Fashion and Consulting | Part 3 of our series on Textile: Manufacturing, Retail & Fashion in Vietnam and S.E. Asia.
Sep 20 • 43 min
Betty Tran | Textile Manufacturing, Retail & Fashion in Vietnam and S.E. Asia
Carey Zesiger | Ha Vang Group| Retail In Vietnam | Part 2 of our series on Textiles: Manufacturing, Retail & Fashion in Vietnam and S.E. Asia
Sep 13 • 33 min
Retail in Vietnam
Bill Watson | Coats Group | Textiles: Manufacturing, Retail & Fashion in Vietnam and Asia | **a 3-Part Series
Sep 6 • 38 min
Interview with Bill Watson of Coates Group
COVID is Back in Vietnam! - an Open talk with Dr. Mason Cobb
Aug 2 • 35 min
COVID is Back in Vietnam! - a Open talk with Dr. Mason Cobb
Getting Back to Work !
Apr 12 • 16 min
Today on Monday Morning Coffee, Granger Whitelaw discusses the biggest question on every business owner’s mind - “How Do We Get Back To Work” In this “new normal” we now face with Coronavirus still ever-present In our lives? So grab your coffee and…
Vietnam Can Help Heal the World | and Prosper!
Apr 5 • 14 min
Good Morning! Its Monday, April 6th and we are In the 2nd week of the Recommended “stay at Home” guidance from Hanoi. It seems to be having great results. But business Is slow - so what can we do to Help the Country and the World at large. Grab your…
April - Finally! | AMCHAM and EU-FTA Agreement Updates!
Apr 3 • 10 min
Friday, April 3rd, hopefully, one month closer to the end of COVID19 - but we must stay Vigilant! Today Granger Whitelaw discusses the latest update on the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement — and A ‘Shout-Out” AMCHAM for their great support of Health…
Working from Home | How to do it right!
Mar 29 • 12 min
Good Morning! March 30, 2020, and today Granger Whitelaw discusses working from home - and how to do It right. It’s not always as easy as you think, so grab your coffee and let’s go !
USA Stimulus Package & Vietnam Update
Mar 26 • 17 min
March 27, 2020. Today Granger Whitelaw at The Lotus Talks updates us on a few things affecting us all In Vietnam - and Reviews the $2 Trillion US Stimulus Package. Grab your coffee and listen In.
Workplace Planning & Continuity
Mar 22 • 15 min
March 23, 2020. Today Granger Whitelaw discusses Workplace Planning & Business continuity, with a focus on communicating with employees. Its Monday, so grab your coffee - and let’s go!
Online Games & Team Building Fun!
Mar 19 • 13 min
March 20, 2020: Join Granger Whitelaw as he reviews Online Applications, and looks at a variety of games you can play online for Team Building, or just to have fun with friends & family - while we are all at home working and getting through this…
Collaboration Tools for Working at Home
Mar 15 • 20 min
Monday March 16, 2020 and the Corona Virus Is In full swing. Let’s look at the tools and tricks that make them “buzz” - to better help your company stay on track and ahead, in these difficult times. Grab your coffee and, Let’s go!
Asia Summit Consulting | Health & Life Insurance Consultants
Mar 12 • 12 min
Friday the 13th! Always an ominous day, and one we happen to enjoy at The Lotus Talks. Today Granger Whitelaw profiles a business in S.E. Asia that helps Individuals, Families and Companies choose the proper Health & Life Insurance for their needs….
Health Insurance in Vietnam & S.E. Asia
Mar 8 • 12 min
On todays Monday Morning Coffee Granger Whitelaw discusses Health Insurance In Vietnam & S.E. Asia. What should you look at when considering a private or group Insurance plan for your self or your company? Grab your coffee - we hope you enjoy.
MOPO | Modular Power | Vietnam’s Leader in Lithium Battery Storage
Mar 5 • 22 min
Friday March 6, 2020 - the markets are still feeling pressure globally and we all all looking for solutions. Following on our Monday Morning podcast, Granger Whitelaw features MOPO, a company leading Vietnam’s renewable energy market - and partnering…
Economics, Investment, Panic and Opportunity | Invest at home
Mar 1 • 16 min
Today on MOnday Morning Coffee, Granger Whitelaw addresses the current market decline, the Impact stemming from the Corona Virus, and general fear In the Markets. Granger discusses ETF’s and Emerging Market Investments - with a quick overview of Energy…
Mazars | Integrated, Global Tax and Advisory Leaders
Feb 27 • 19 min
Today on Friday notes we follow up on our discussion regarding Tax Structuring In Vietnam and SE Asia. Granger Whitelaw Is joined back Jack Nguyen, partner at Mazars Vietnam, as we profile his company and the multiple Integrated services they offer for…
Tax Structuring in Vietnam & SE Asia
Feb 23 • 15 min
Today Granger Whitelaw reviews Corporate and Tax structures everyone should be aware of In Vietnam and SE Asia. Granger Is joined by Jack Nguyen, an expert In Tax and accounting. Grab your coffee, sit back..and Lets go!
Motul & Vilube | Innovation, Excellence and Agility!
Feb 20 • 20 min
On this episode of Friday notes at The Lotus Talks, Granger Whitelaw Is joined by returning guest Keith Schulz, EVP of Motul & Vilube who oversees 16 Countries, and has seen great success with the brands. Keith shares his experience with us, and…
Supply Chain Impact during the Coronavirus
Feb 16 • 16 min
In this Monday Morning Coffee, Granger Whitelaw sits down to discuss the Supply Chain Impacts from the Coronavirus outbreak with his guest, Keith Schulz. What Is the current status of Demand, Disruption and resolution - and what can we learn from…
A Business Lunch that Gives Back
Feb 13 • 17 min
Today we join Granger Whitelaw and his guest (again), Caroline Nguyen as they follow up on their Monday talk about “Business Lunch” and where to go In Ho Chi Minh. A little twist, Instead of the ‘usual suspects and place’, they are going to share two…
Albin Deforges | Concept King of Saigon
Feb 11 • 52 min
For our February and first edition of 2020, join Granger Whitelaw and the Lotus team as we honor one of Saigon’s finest. Albin Deforges, Co-founder of successful F&B projects Bia Craft & Quan Ut Ut, to name only a few - What is he up to now?…
Business Lunch | How to pick the right place
Feb 9 • 19 min
Business Lunch | How to pick the right place for your client
Saigoneer - Your source for all things cool in Vietnam - and beyond
Feb 6 • 19 min
Saigoneer interview with Brian Litwin
Asia - Where are we now?
Feb 2 • 12 min
Asia - Where are we now?
Vietnam Gold | Football and more!
Dec 13, 2019 • 16 min
Vietnam Gold - congratulations to the Vietnam Mens and Woman’s football teams!
Ben Nguyen | Vietnam’s Energy Leader
Dec 10, 2019 • 35 min
A profile of Ben Nguyen, Vietnam’s energy leader.
Business Travel in Asia & Vietnam
Dec 8, 2019 • 16 min
Business travel in Asia and Vietnam
AMCHAM Vietnam | a Silver Anniversary Salute!
Dec 5, 2019 • 13 min
A Salute to AMCHAM in Vietnam and their Silver Anniversary!
Cyber Monday & Black Friday | Monday Morning Coffee
Dec 1, 2019 • 14 min
Granger Whitelaw discusses Cyber Monday, Black Friday and the Impact on business.
Dreamplex | Inspiring Employees and Customers
Nov 28, 2019 • 15 min
Dreamplex | Inspiring Employeses and Customers
Warren Eng | The Leader Maker
Nov 26, 2019 • 43 min
A profile of Warren Eng
Employee Retention | Monday Morning Coffee
Nov 24, 2019 • 14 min
Employee Retention in Asia
Teachers Day | Friday Notes
Nov 21, 2019 • 9 min
Granger Whitelaw discusses Teachers Day In Vietnam with Dan Gray
Mark Allan | a Tribute
Nov 17, 2019 • 17 min
In this episode Granger Whitelaw pays tribute to Mark Allan
Bamboo Master, Boohugger and James Wolf | Friday Notes
Nov 14, 2019 • 17 min
A Friday Notes discussion on Bamboo Master, Boohugger and James Wolf
Marco Civardi
Nov 12, 2019 • 54 min
Marco Civardi Profile
a Sustainability discussion | Monday Morning Coffee
Nov 10, 2019 • 16 min
A discussion on sustainability and how the Cosmetic world is approaching solutions.
‘Saving Face’ in Vietnam (ASIA) | Friday Notes
Nov 7, 2019 • 16 min
‘Saving Face’ in Vietnam (ASIA)
Meeting Protocols in Vietnam | Monday Morning Coffee
Nov 3, 2019 • 15 min
A discussion of how to conduct meetings in Vietnam and across Asia.
MOPO & The Green Trail
Oct 31, 2019 • 13 min
MOPO & The Green Trail | Friday Notes
Mason Cobb | a Personal Interview
Oct 29, 2019 • 37 min
Mason Cobb | a Personal Interview
Pollution in SE Asia
Oct 27, 2019 • 15 min
The State of Pollution in Vietnam | Monday Morning Coffee
Zalo & A Deep Dive Into The Use of Social Media for Business
Oct 24, 2019 • 22 min
Zalo & A Deep Dive Into The Use of Social Media for Business | Friday Notes
The Use of Social Media in Vietnam
Oct 20, 2019 • 11 min
The Use of Social Media in Vietnam | Monday Morning Coffee
Vietnamworks - The largest recruitment company in Vietnam
Oct 17, 2019 • 13 min
Vietnamworks | Friday Notes
Ha Anh Vu | a Personal Interview
Oct 15, 2019 • 50 min
Ha Anh Vu | a Personal Interview
Recruiting in Vietnam
Oct 13, 2019 • 15 min
Recruiting in Vietnam | Monday Morning Coffee
Shark Tank Vietnam
Oct 10, 2019 • 18 min
Shark Tank Vietnam | Friday Notes
The Startup Ecosystem in Vietnam
Oct 6, 2019 • 18 min
The Startup Ecosystem in Vietnam | Monday Morning Coffee
Ricons & the growth of Vietnam’s construction industry
Oct 3, 2019 • 16 min
Ricons & the growth of Vietnam’s construction industry | Friday Notes
Lam Tran | a Personal Interview
Oct 1, 2019 • 45 min
Lam Tran | a Personal Interview
Vietnam’s booming construction industry
Sep 29, 2019 • 13 min
Vietnam’s booming construction industry | Monday Morning Coffee
Ho Chi Ho Chi Minh City joins Singapore’s Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) network
Sep 26, 2019 • 11 min
Ho Chi Ho Chi Minh City joins Singapore’s Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) network | Friday Notes
The Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) with the EU.
Sep 22, 2019 • 9 min
The Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) with the EU | Monday Morning Coffee
Apple in Vietnam (and GOOGLE too)??
Sep 19, 2019 • 14 min
Apple in Vietnam (and GOOGLE too)??
Vincent Mourou | a Personal Interview
Sep 17, 2019 • 52 min
Vincent Mourou | a Personal Interview
Vietnams’ Competition Law
Sep 15, 2019 • 13 min
Vietnams’ Competition Law | Monday Morning Coffee
Tiki - The E-commerce Wonder of Vietnam
Sep 12, 2019 • 13 min
Tiki - The E-commerce Wonder of Vietnam
E-Commerce in Vietnam
Sep 8, 2019 • 15 min
E-Commerce in Vietnam | Monday Morning Coffee
TIMO - Vietnam’s first Digital Bank
Sep 5, 2019 • 14 min
TIMO - Vietnam’s first Digital Bank
Sesto Vecchi | a Personal Interview
Sep 3, 2019 • 56 min
Sesto Vecchi | A personal interview
E-Banking & E- Wallets in Vietnam
Sep 1, 2019 • 17 min
Monday Morning Coffee | E-Banking & E-Wallets
Friday Notes: Why Vietnam - Why Now ?
Aug 29, 2019 • 8 min
Why Vietnam - Why Now? | A look at the business Climate in Vietnam
Monday Morning Coffee | Meet The Cast
Aug 25, 2019 • 10 min
Monday Morning Coffee - Meet the Cast.
The Lotus Talks | a Brief Introduction
Aug 25, 2019 • 0 min
Introduction to the Lotus Talks Podcast