By Felix Abt
Enterprise in North Korea: a paradoxical and engaging state of affairs is interpreted through a real insider.
In 2002, the Swiss-Swedish energy corporation ABB appointed Felix Abt its state director for North Korea. The Swiss Entrepreneur lived and labored in North Korea for seven years, one of many few international businessmen there. After the event, Abt felt pressured to put in writing A Capitalist in North Korea to explain the multifaceted society he encountered.
North Korea, on the time, used to be seriously sanctioned by means of the UN, which made it super tough to do enterprise. but, he chanced on that it used to be a spot the place cosmetic surgery and South Korean television dramas have been wildly renowned and the place he infrequently had to stroll greater than a block to snatch a brief hamburger. He was once heavily monitored, and as soon as confronted accusations of spying, but he discovered that younger North Koreans are hopeful - signing up for enterprise classes in anticipation of a brighter, extra open, destiny. In A Capitalist in North Korea, Abt stocks those and lots of different strange evidence and insights approximately one of many world's such a lot secretive countries.
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