Monthly Archive: March 2010

The Inaugural Meeting of the World FTA Forum

Chairman Lee speaks to the members. View from the window of the window on the 13th floor of the Financial Investment Association building in Yeoido. The dual buildings in the distance just left of center are the LG Twin Towers where I worked for five years during the 1990s. Chairman...

A Summary of Dr. Victor Cha’s Interview on Korea Business Central

A Summary of Dr. Victor Cha’s Interview on Korea Business Central

The Korea Business Interview Series continues at Korea Business Central ( The latest interview was held with Dr. Victor Cha, former Director for Asian Affairs in the White House’s National Security Council and current Director of the Asian Studies Program at Georgetown University. Dr. Cha is author of Beyond the...

There are Pigs in the Street

I don't know whose silly idea this was, but recently, to keep cars from parking along the side of the road, they put up these various concrete pigs along the street next to my office: View from my office window:    

Message #2 to an Associate: On Being Successful in Korea

Following the message I sent my associate in the last post, I followed up with one more email related to my general understanding of the approach a non-Korean must take to be successful in Korea. I think this one is worth sharing too:   Hi <Associate>, I am reminded of...

Almost Too Good to Be True

Snow outside my office On the way home from the office: Treasure in the parking lot next to our apartment: The Business Management Department building at Hanyang University, Ansan Campus.