Vietnam needs to find a 'new path' for growth
20 August 2013 Last updated at 03:06 BST
Vietnam was once called the next China but now its growth - like its role model - is faltering.
The Asian nation's big population, and strategic location, seemed to place it perfectly to become the next big thing.
The BBC's chief business correspondent, Linda Yueh, has been looking around the country.
She spoke to one of Vietnam's richest men, Dao Hong Tuyen - also known as the King of Tuan Chau Island, who told her that the country's leaders need to be brave and find a "new path" for growth.