By Felix Abt
Business in North Korea: a paradoxical and interesting scenario is interpreted via a real insider.
In 2002, the Swiss-Swedish strength corporation ABB appointed Felix Abt its kingdom 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 adventure, Abt felt pressured to jot down A Capitalist in North Korea to explain the multifaceted society he encountered.
North Korea, on the time, was once seriously sanctioned through the UN, which made it tremendous tricky to do enterprise. but, he came upon that it was once a spot the place cosmetic surgery and South Korean television dramas have been wildly renowned and the place he not often had to stroll greater than a block to snatch a short 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 so much secretive international locations.
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