Asian Success Show With Michael Nguyen



Today's most successful Asian Entrepreneurs share their stories and journeys weekly! We will dive deeply into how they they built their companies, their failures, their lessons learned and how they turned around. Listeners can also download the first FREE Issue of Asian Success Magazine on iTunes.


  • Success #33: How To Get the Trust of 10,000 Businesses – With Sudheer Someshwara

    01/09/2015 Duración: 49min

      Sudheer Someshwara is the founder and CEO of ViralTag, helping businesses boost their traffic from Social Media & Search by providing a platform to effectively manage, distribute and track their visual content.

  • Success #32: Is Karan Gupta's Evernote's Worst Nightmare?

    25/08/2015 Duración: 39min

    Karan Gupta is the founder and CEO of MammothHQ, which billed itself as "Social Evernote".At Mammoth, he and his team are making powerful next-gen shared notes. We've completely re-imagined notes, combining it with messaging, collaborative editing & browser integrations. People love it: 46% of new accounts are referred by existing users. One of them even became an early investor!

  • Success #31: How to Launch Guru: From Quitting a $140k-per-year Job to Launch a SaaS Business – With Vinay Patankar

    16/08/2015 Duración: 54min

    Vinay Patankar is the CEO of Process Street, a productivity tool for process driven teams. Process Street is 100% free to use for small teams and freelancers. Create a free account here:

  • Success #28 - Little Known Ways To Become A Manager You Can Be Proud Of

    19/12/2014 Duración: 37min

    Jane Hyun is a leadership strategist, executive coach and author of the bestselling classic Breaking the BambooCeiling and co-author of Flex: The New Playbook for Managing Across Differences. For the past 11 years, her programs have received international acclaim from Fortune 500 companies and MBA programs. A graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Economics/International Studies, she was previously a Vice President of Human Resources/Talent at JPMorgan, and Director of Recruiting at Deloitte & Touche.    Hyun helps organizations grow their bottom line through the effective deployment of their talent and serves as an advisor to senior management teams regarding diversity strategy. She has worked with sales teams, guided leadership through a merger integration and divestiture, led organizational change initiatives with new leadership, created onboarding programs, and designed several innovative performance programs for top talent. Her clients range from small startups to large multinationals in fin

  • Success #27: How This Entrepreneur's Solution Outlasted Google Health - with Asif Khan

    27/10/2014 Duración: 40min

    Asif Khan is the founder and  CEO of Caremerge offerng web and mobile apps for senior living industry allowing senior living staff to capture and share critical information in real-time, among each other and with off-site providers (hospitals, physicians, therapists, and families) to help make timely care decisions. Caremerge was selected to be part of the GE Health Growth Acceleration Program (a partnership with StartUp Health), and was named one of the five coolest apps of 2013 by HealthBeat Magazine.

  • Success #26 : How This Female Entrepreneur Transformed Univision To Beat ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox

    30/07/2014 Duración: 41min

    Linda Ong is the president of TruthCo., an independent brand consultancy crafting culturally relevant insights and brands. Ong and TruthCo. have been at the center of some of the most high-profile brand transformations in the media and entertainment industry over the past 20 years including the brand strategy for History Channel and the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the re-launch of Bravo, and the recent ascendance of Univision. Recetly, Linda was most recently named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company in 2014.

  • Success #25 : How This NYT Best-Selling Author Helps Brands To Be “Open” – With Charlene Li

    16/07/2014 Duración: 35min

    Charlene is the Founder of Altimeter Group and the author of the New York Times bestseller, Open Leadership. She is also the coauthor of the critically acclaimed, bestselling book Groundswell, which was named one of the best business books in 2008. She is one of the foremost experts on social media and Charlene is frequently quoted by leading media channels such as The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, ABC News, CNN, and CNBC. In 2010, she was named one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company and one of the most influential women in technology 2009.

  • Success #24 : How This Entrepreneur Built A Global Translation Company (33+ languages) – With Robert Laing

    01/07/2014 Duración: 32min

    Robert Laing is co-founder and chief executive officer of Gengo,  a global, people-powered translation platform enabling everyone to read and publish across languages with one click. Gengo's unique platform consists of a diverse and growing community of more than 10,000 qualified translators from 114 countries working across 34 languages and 58 language pairs. Through its web offering and open API, Gengo enables businesses of any size to quickly and easily connect with a global audience at scale. Clients and partners include YouTube, TripAdvisor, Rakuten and Vestiaire Collective. Founded in 2008, Gengo is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan with an office in Silicon Valley.

  • Success #23 : You Will Stop Waiting In Line At Costco When You See What This Entrepreneur Created

    27/05/2014 Duración: 45min

    Chieh Huang is the founder/CEO of an exciting mobile commerce app enabling consumers to do warehouse club shopping on mobile and tablet. Chieh comes to the field of mobile commerce from a strong background in mobile gaming. As a former Zynga NY director and former CEO of Astro Ape, he launched the #1 game What’s the Phrase. Chieh is a Venture for America Entrepreneur Board Member as well as the Meetup organizer for the NY Mobile Startups group. He is a graduate of John Hopkins University and Fordham Law School.

  • Success #22 : How This Female Entrepreneur Built The Largest Professional Networking Site In Vietnam

    13/05/2014 Duración: 38min

    Thanh Nguyen is founder/CEO of, a Vietnamese version of, the largest online network of management professionals in Vietnam at 85,000 users. She is aslo a marketer and used to work as a marketer for Uniliver to help them manage three regional brands in five  countries. In addition to Anphabe, she’s also an editor and a host of the Share to Success TV show on FBNC, a domestic finance and economics channel, for the last two years.

  • Success #21 - How This Vietnamese Entrepreneur Revolutionizes Television Experience!

    06/05/2014 Duración: 55min

    Nam Do is currently CEO of SeeSpace and invented InAiR which overlays Internet content on the TV screen and InAiR interface transforms TV into an astonishing Minority Report-like experience. Prior to form SeeSpace, he was Co-Founder/CEO of Emotiv, world leader in brain computer interface technologies. Nam also co-founded and ran SASme, a pioneer in providing SMPP platforms to telecommunication carriers and content aggregators in Australia and Asia. In 2007, Nam was voted as one of Australia's Top 10 Digital Entrepreneurs.

  • Success #20: How This Entrepreneur Gets Paid For His Hobby For 14 Years & Builds A $25-Million Software Company - With Thuy Mai

    28/04/2014 Duración: 51min

    Thuy Mai is CEO of DiCentral, a leading global innovator in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) software and service solutions with offices in US, Vietnam, China, and Hong Kong and over 300+ employees worldwide. In recognizing Thuy's effort to help supply chain community solve significant challenges, he was named a Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

  • Success #19: How This Passionate "Math Nerd" Reclaimed His True Purpose And Built One Of The "Fastest-Growing Companies in America" - With Ming Chan

    22/04/2014 Duración: 48min

    Ming Chan is the founder/CEO of The1stMovement. He was named as one of the "Top 10 Asian Entrepreneurs" by Inc. Magazine, and has led the agency to numerous accolades including 3-time Inc. 500 "Fastest Growing Private Companies in America", 4-time "Best Places to work in LA", and 5000% growth in 5 years with his passion for innovation and company culture. A Silicon Valley software engineer by trade, Ming was the recipient of the prestigious Primetime Emmy® award in "Technical Excellence in Interactive TV", and has architected innovative digital solutions for some of the world’s most renowned brands including Apple, Adobe, Cisco, HP, Disney, Microsoft, Sony and more.  

  • Success #18 - How This Founder Quit His 9-5 Job To Make Tea The Next Big Thing - With John-Paul Lee

    15/04/2014 Duración: 44min

    John-Paul Lee is founder/CEO of Tavalon Tea - the future of tea, premium international loose-leaf tea company New Jersey with an international office in Korea, Brazil, Dubai, and HongKong. John-Paul has been profiled by many publications including Entrepreneur Magazine, The New York Times, Business Week,, NPR, etc... Most recently, featured John-Paul in their gallery of successful start up entrepreneurs alongside Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Kevin Plank, & Mark Zuckerberg.  

  • Success #17 - How This 22-Year-Old Entrepreneur Built An 8-Figure Mobile Rewarding Company

    08/04/2014 Duración: 23min

    Brian Wong is the co-founder and CEO of Kiip (pronounced “keep”), a  mobile rewards network that delivers rewards for achievements in apps and games. Named one of the world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. After skipping four K-12 grades, Brian received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia at age 18, and shortly after became one of the youngest people to ever receive venture capital funding.  He has been recognized with many awards for his accomplishments and leadership, including: Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in 2011, 2012 and 2013; Business Insider’s Top 25 Under 25 in Silicon Valley, 30 Under 30 in Advertising and 18 Most Important People in Mobile Advertising; Mashable’s Top 5 Entrepreneurs to Watch; and AdAge’s Creativity Top 50.

  • Success #16 - How an Entrepreneur Built His $50-Million Sushi Empire From a Mere $13

    01/04/2014 Duración: 37min

    Philip Maung is the founder and CEO of Hissho Sushi, training chefs in the art of rolling sushi and placing the chefs in locations throughout the country in grocery stores, restaurants, institutions such as hospitals, universities, and corporate dining rooms. Currently, Hissho Sushi has over 400 locations in 30 states. Hissho Sushi has won many awards from "Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies in America 4th year in a row. Back in 2011, Philip was among the guests of President Barack Obama during his speech to Congress about the economy and jobs.

  • Success #15 – How He Built A Great Customer Service Culture To Help Thousands of Wedding Couples

    25/03/2014 Duración: 54min

    Timothy is a serial entrepreneur who previously co-founded Blackboard Inc in 1998. While at Blackboard, Timothy helping the company grow to over 600 employees and a valuation of over $750 Million. Today, Timothy is the founder/CEO of WeddingWire, an online marketplace for wedding. Along with his cofounders, Jeff, Lee and Sonny they are building a technology company that would revolutionize the wedding and event industry.

  • Success #14 - How he created the first coconut chip in the US

    18/03/2014 Duración: 36min

    Vincent Kitirattragarn is the creator of award-winning Dang Coconut Chips -- the first nationally available brand of toasted coconut chips in the US. The inspiration for Dang came when Vincent’s mother handed him a recipe that included toasted coconut as an ingredient. Dang, which is his mother's name, aims to expand culinary boundaries by introducing healthy, innovative snacks to the American people. Dang Coconut Chips are available at more than 2,000 stores nationwide including Safeway, Whole Foods, Sprouts, The Fresh Market, H-E-B, and Vincent holds two Engineering Degrees from Cornell University and currently resides in Oakland, CA. He was recently honored on Forbes's 30-under-30 in 2014.

  • Success #13 - The Secret Behind Building A Profitable Company On Year 1 - With Amrit Kirpalani

    11/03/2014 Duración: 47min

    Amrit is the Founder & CEO of nectarOM, a marketing personalization & automation SaaS Company which brings the  data-driven marketing capability to a host of online brands.  Previously, Amrit was co-Founder & CEO of a global marketing analytics consultancy serving the Fortune 500 client.  Amrit is also an active Community Citizen serving as a board member for Lumin Education and the City of Irving. He is also the chair of a Community Action Conference called “SAI Events: Loving All and Serving All” which will bring together 300-400 leaders in the North Texas area to discuss lessons learned and identify commitments to action around education, healthcare, and social service. Recently, Amrit was honored as a 2014 Dallas Business Journal Minority Business Leader.  

  • Success #12: Three Secrets To Grow A Business 300 Percent - With Hussain & Shezad Manjee

    04/03/2014 Duración: 52min

    Hussain Manjee is the President and Chief Success Officer of Dallas HD Films, an award-winning, premier video production company specializing in corporate marketing and promotional films. Under Hussain’s leadership, the studio has won numerous awards and recognition including: Baylor University’s Texas Family Business Award, Texas Star Award for Best Filmmaker, and the 2014 Dallas Business Journal (DBJ) Minority Business Leaders Award. Shezad Manjee is the founder & Chief Creative Officer at Dallas HD Films and its sister company, Hakim Sons Films. As a third generation filmmaker, Shezad has filmed and worked on five continents with more than 10 Fortune 100 companies, many more small-to-midsize businesses, and Not-for-Profits. Under Shezad’s leadership the studio has won international recognitions & creative film awards including the AVA Award, from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP).

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