But what about those companies that were not as well prepared or fortunate? Well, the good news is that it is not too late. Having seen the consistent patterns in those companies that have done well, my advice would simply be to copy them. Start your own transformation in both technology and organisational approach. It is easier than most people imagine, especially now the urgency is upon us. The best companies had many new slogans such as “courage to try” and “have no fear”. Once we set our minds to modernisation, we see quick results and then there is no retreat to the old ways. … [Read more...] about How the best companies in Vietnam grew during COVID?
Massive forest fires
But one family in a Malaysian village managed to turn a bumper profit during the downturn by opening up an eatery serving wood-fired pizzas from their home. Based in Jemapoh, 120 kilometres (75 miles) south of the capital Kuala Lumpur, the business offers pizzas with herbs and spices, and cut pineapples mixed with meat or tuna, along with a heavy layer of mozzarella and cheddar cheese. "We did this to get some pocket money," said Raudhah Hassan, 35, the eldest of several siblings and mastermind behind the business. "But -- praise be to God -- what we did has become the talk of the town." Pizzas have been flying out of the family's makeshift kitchen since late April, a month after authorities implemented curbs that confined people to their homes and saw the closure of most businesses. Restaurants were allowed to keep operating and, after Raudhah's shop selling headscarves saw a fall in business and some of her siblings had their pay cut, the family decided to open the pizzeria. … [Read more...] about Pandemic pizza: Malaysian family cooks up solution to virus woes