In 2014 I was trying to establish a business that could focus on the construction and development industry. At the time I was involved with land and building Development Company that has been punching far over how heavy it is in the marketplace following the dimensions of the operation vs. the scale and scope from the projects we had arrived successfully developing. This scenario created a double-edge sword, which offered both opportunity and exhaustion.
It was during one of the ‘exhaustion’ periods that I began trying to build a business that could both exploit existing knowledge inside the construction and development industry, yet afford relative freedom to govern my environment and destiny. To that end, my search for that Holy Grail (I stress ‘quest’ and never success) has led me indirectly to Korea, a country to which I have formed an indelible bond.
Throughout my tenure doing business in Korea, I have arrived at admiring their fascinating history, their courageous and warm people along with their surprising entrepreneurial spirit. As you may arrive at learning through these humble experiences, undertaking business in Korea is not at all whatever you might imagine as well as in some ways (as the saying goes), it becomes an enigma engrossed in a dichotomy, which in turn offers many surprises, challenges, and opportunities.
To appreciate how it came to our little company consummated a lucrative agreement using a solid Korean manufacturing company (if we really had no right in the sport and truthfully had almost no experience internationally), is often a proof of each party perseverance, including our advanced of advanced preparation and research in conjunction with the Koreans entrepreneurial spirit and capacity to recognize opportunities outside their immediate world.
During the entire year of 2014, I had reconnected which has a friend and through …