16 Resolutions For An Unforgettable 2017

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It is that time of the year when we start thinking of self-improvement and changes to our lives we want to make.  Maybe its all a  fantasy exercise, like flying elephants.  Or maybe not.  To help us with 2017, we asked some of VietnamAdvisors old and new friends to share with us their 2017 aspirations.

(In no particular order.)

Randy Dobson

Chairman of CMG Asia

My resolution for 2017 is to make life better by giving more of what I’ve been blessed to learn and even more of what I’ve been blessed to earn.  Finish writing my first book and giving everything earned from it to charity.

Louie Nguyen, CFA

Angel Investor, Board Member of HKFilm

For me, 2017 is a year to strive to cultivate simple joys.  Music, friends, meaningful moments, great conversations, joyful dinner parties.

Doan Tran Anh Tuan

CEO of Colory Animation

My personal resolutions for new year is to complete reading 12 books.  Also, to complete 500 km of running.  And for my animation studio is: to build a system to speed up the character design. At first, I will begin with basic and simple characters, then will update the system for more complex character later.

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Binh Tran

Co-founder of Klout, Partner at 500 Startups

My 2017 resolution is to speak mostly in Vietnamese to my newborn daughter.

Ganesh Thanapal

CEO of Indochine Wellness Company

My simple and hardest resolution would be to simply SMILE more in 2017 and as an entrepreneur
appreciate all the challenges are actually Opportunities to grow more.

Hana Dang

Serial Entrepreneur, Owner of Society Bar & Grill.

Conquer Everest base camp to be able to challenge myself physically more than when I was in my 20s and 30s and continue improving my knowledge of tech and Artificial Intelligence.

Ken Atkinson

Chairman of Grant Thornton

To keep working out regularly in order to remain fit and healthy.

Eddie Thai

Partner at 500 Startups

My new year’s resolution is to get into the provinces to find exciting innovations beyond the major cities.

Jenny Le Nguyen

Miss Model Of The World, Word Supermodel Pageant, Miss Cosmopolitan Judge

I will do more charity than the previous year.

Doan Vo

Founder & CEO of WHERE.PALCE

2017 Personal Resolution:  20 minute exercise every day
2017 Professional Resolution:  WHERE.PLACE signs 5 mall customers and 5 trade show customers and registers 1 million users.

TK Nguyen

CMO of See The World Group

New Year’s resolution include be less dependent on social media and focusing on strengthening and building meaningful relationships with family and friends.  Focus on being in the moment.

Charlie Nguyen


Shed a few extra pounds, eat healthier, work a little less, sleep a little more, and a lots mote riding (motorcycle)!


Quynh Ha


To keep giving but don’t forget to receive.

Timothy Linh Bui


To learn to cook for others.

Marc Djandji, CFA

Head of Institutional Sales, Viet Dragon S­­ecurities Corporation

For my resolutions that’s easy! I only have one… I NEED to get back into shape.

Hieu Nguyen

Model / Actor

My  2017 resolution is to do everything in the best possible way because I truly believe that the world will become a better place as I become a better man.



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