Dave Kim has been working at Korean owned bag factories in Vietnam for more than 15 years.
Marc Mendoza is a product designer from Silicon Valley who relocated to Vietnam to start Post Carry, a brand catering to cyclists.
Table of Contents:
- 00:38 – Intro Banter
- 02:46 – Marc made over 100 bags for friends, why he moved to Vietnam
- 06:17 – 15 years ago Saigon street coffee was better and people were friendlier
- 09:58 – Taking taxis vs driving in Saigon
- 11:14 – Korean Noodles
- 12:25 – Dave’s job: bring design to reality, and bag production at a factory.
- 19:30 – Tech Packs and Design Documentation – How detailed does it need to be?
- 25:41 – Advice for New Product Designers
- 31:06 – Dave’s Dream for 1 Million Dollars
- 33:08 – Feeling Good through Customer Feedback
- 36:20 – Climbing in Vietnam
- 38:55 – Vietnam is a “Woman Country”
- 40:31 – One of the benefits of being a foreigner is anonymity
- 42:33 – Cheap Smoothies and a Growing Economy drew Thomas to Vietnam
- 47:51 – The Number One Thing Thomas Doesn’t Like About Vietnam.
- 51:39 – Driving a Motorbike in Vietnam
- 57:23 – Marc rode his bicycle 80km to the factory.
- 01:00:40 – Marc Wants to be in Vietnam
- 01:01:39 – Thomas lost meaning after separation from his son and seeks calmness and connection with his son in Japan.
- 01:04:08 – Columbus Ohio is becoming more attractive to Thomas.
- 01:06:49 – Silicon Valley vs Vietnam according to Marc Mendoza
- 01:08:09 – Our Favorite Viet Foods
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