We had the good fortune of connecting with Duong Hua and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Duong, how do you think about risk?
As the saying goes: No guts, no glory. Having guts to me means doing something what your intuition tells you. Doing it in a measured way that fits your comfort level. Be flexible with it. Be resilient. When glory comes, continue to adjust and fine tuning things that further increases the reward. This process doesn’t end.
What should our readers know about your business?
The Give Store is a neighborhood gift shop in Hollywood. The two philosophies we try to practice are the products are either hand made or products that have a sense of history. The first is obvious. The second are things that are made from an old company or families. For instance, a cast iron product by a company that runs by a third or forth generation that founded by their families in the 1700s. The hope is that these products help strengthening human connections. So the store is there to bring people together. At least that’s the hope.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Covid has changed so much around the city. I would suggest take a day to drive along Sunset Blvd. from downtown to the beach. It runs through some of the most diverse neighborhoods in town. Eat some food along the way and enjoy the sunset at the beach.
Griffith Park is a must! The views up there are incredible. Watching the airplanes landing in LAX is magical. Also the quietness up there is something of a relief from the city.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There was one TED talk about client relations. The speaker gave an advice on clients. He said good clients lead to good clients. I try to follow that advice by nurturing good customers. Hopefully they tell them about The Give Store!
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