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

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 scenario is interpreted via a real insider.

In 2002, the Swiss strength corporation ABB appointed Felix Abt its nation 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 put in writing A Capitalist in North Korea to explain the multifaceted society he encountered.

North Korea, on the time, was once seriously sanctioned by way of the UN, which made it tremendous tough to do enterprise. but, he chanced on 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 brief hamburger. He was once heavily monitored, and as soon as confronted accusations of spying, but he realized that younger North Koreans are hopeful—signing up for company classes in anticipation of a brighter, extra open, destiny. In A Capitalist in North Korea, Abt stocks those and plenty of different strange evidence and insights approximately one of many world's such a lot secretive countries.

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