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How Chaebol bosses get out of jail

How Chaebol bosses get out of jail: the Marmot on Lee Kun-hee’s release to spearhead the Pyeongchang 2018 campaign. http://bit.ly/6GlQ9l. | 3:56 PM Dec 30th, 2009 from bit.ly Jaekoo: Indeed it was an interesting news to me as well. Don’t know why business professors and some media use jargons like Chaebol when more neutral (or … [Read More]

Hyundai Pony named design icon

Hyundai Pony voted the most iconic industrial design in Korea over last 50 years by Design magazine http://bit.ly/4lzdRl. # Designed by the famous Italian car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro in 1975, the Pony was praised for its sleek and modern design and is thought to have elevated the level of design of Korean industrial products to … [Read More]

LKL 2007 Quiz of the Year – the answers

Question 1: Corporate crooks and corruption Match the alleged quote with the appropriate chaebol The conglomorate had run a vast network that bribed government officials, prosecutors, tax collectors, journalists and scholars I don’t want to take a gamble on causing a crisis in the country’s economy The sentence of one year and six months is … [Read More]

Saying Sorry with cash

I haven’t been following the Hyundai Slush Fund story, but Hyundai hopes to have drawn a line under it with a $1bn charitable donation. Samsung apparently adopted a similar approach to the tune of $840mn last year. Lone Star, meanwhile, is making a $100mn donation as a goodwill gesture in relation to its KEB purchase … [Read More]