This is why I visit Vietnam every several months. I run a small software development company. It's a lot of work but we all sit together at the same table, in all senses of the word. We work together in a villa. We take our meals together. I sleep in the office, to save money and because it's much more comfortable than a hotel. Last fall, when our sales fell behind expenses and our American bank ("We are local! We are here for you!") refused to extend us a credit line to make payroll, our staff graciously accepted partial salaries for three months. Then our sales pulled back ahead of expenses, and we paid them all back. I think there's a lesson in there somewhere. But these people have already learned it. They are living it.