A Capitalist in North Korea: My Seven Years in the Hermit Kingdom

A Capitalist in North Korea: My Seven Years in the Hermit Kingdom

Felix Abt


Business in North Korea: a paradoxical and interesting state of affairs is interpreted by means of a real insider.

In 2002, the Swiss 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 overseas businessmen there. After the adventure, Abt felt pressured to write down A Capitalist in North Korea to explain the multifaceted society he encountered.

North Korea, on the time, used to be seriously sanctioned by way of the UN, which made it super tough to do company. but, he found that it used to be a spot the place cosmetic surgery and South Korean television dramas have been wildly well known and the place he infrequently had to stroll greater than a block to snatch a short hamburger. He used to be 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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