Why will there be Asia?
I’m Linus and I am the author of There Will Be Asia. Currently I live and work in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
This website is an ongoing story of my years living in Asia, and how my perceptions of the world changes when I move between countries and across cultures. My stories are not only intended to help me to reflect about my experiences, but to target anyone who is fascinated about how it is to work, study, or travel in Asia.
If you are as lucky as me, then take any opportunity you get and start a new life in a place completely different from the one you know, a place where you don’t know how to communicate, where you don’t know the rules, where you have no friends, where you are a weird stranger, where you feel lost and want to give up, but where you are forced to open up and challenge your own thoughts to succeed.
I have my career ambitions to thank for being able to live in five (six) different countries in Asia so far in recent years. I hold a master’s degree in Management and a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources. Based on my educational background it is no surprise that I chose to work in Asia. Working in home country, Sweden, would not stimulate me to the same degree, as I am already a familiar with how things get done there. From my belief that everyone has the potential to succeed as soon as they are feeling included, I finally managed to get a job in Diversity Management. Later, in various HR roles I have successfully managed cross-functional projects and led multi-cultural teams for MNC’s in the Asian region. My long-term career ambition is to work with cross-cultural leadership development, as part of my niche skills. I also hope I can continue to add interesting stories to my blog by visiting countries I have never been to before.