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mmix
June 6th, 2010, 12:17 PM
If you want to know internal of south korea, read this.
Don't read chosun, donga, joins.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/26/technology/26samsung.html

Edit:
"Think Samsung"
http://www.aladdin.co.kr/shop/wproduct.aspx?ISBN=8964350502

Shining Arcanine
June 6th, 2010, 04:00 PM
If you want to know internal of south korea, read this.
Don't read chosun, donga, joins.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/26/technology/26samsung.html

Why do you need to tell us what not to read?

Shining Arcanine
June 6th, 2010, 04:10 PM
I am reading the article and I think I need to agree with Mr. Kim's impression of other's impressions of himself, in particular that he is a nutcase. I also question whether or not the book is truly non-fiction as the New York Times says:


The book has sold 120,000 copies so far — an unusually good performance in South Korea for a nonfiction work. There was a best seller in the US called "A Million Little Pieces", which was said to be a true story. Later that was found to be a lie:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Million_Little_Pieces

The New York Times is often purported to be unbiased, but it seems that they are taking a side in this matter. I cannot say that I am surprised. They like to call themselves unbiased and then feed their own opinions about things to other people as if they were facts.

It is fairly easy to ruin someone's reputation if you are in the right position to do it and you can make a great deal of money by doing it. It is possible that this was something that Mr. Kim had planned long before he joined Samsung. What was the point of sharing this with us?

mmix
June 6th, 2010, 10:18 PM
I just want to talk about monopoly in south korea.
one country one company, an organ of expression is just slave of the company, especially, chosun, joins, donga.

McRat
June 6th, 2010, 10:29 PM
Well at least I found my Quote of the Week!



... said Kim Jun-shik, Samsung’s senior vice president for corporate communications, “When you see a pile of excrement, you avoid it not because you fear it but because it’s dirty.”

Shining Arcanine
June 6th, 2010, 10:52 PM
I just want to talk about monopoly in south korea.
one country one company, an organ of expression is just slave of the company, especially, chosun, joins, donga.

Samsung is not the only business in South Korea and I think the concept of referring to businesses by the term monopoly is flawed, as it ignores the role that people play as customers in giving companies their market status. If no one brought anything from Samsung, it would go out of business. Since people do buy things from Samsung, they are obviously doing something right.

I find Samsung's products to be very good and I usually insist on buying them in place of their competitors' products on the basis of its name alone. Samsung products have the quality that Sony products used to have and it is rare that I purchase another company's products over theirs. I am sure that I am not the only one that does this. The only times when I buy another company's products over Samsung's products are when I believe that the other company does a better job. The only company I have found that meets such criteria so far is Western Digital and that is only in the area of computer hard drives. Despite that, Samsung's hard drives are still very close to Western Digital's.

cariboo
June 6th, 2010, 11:33 PM
Remember political discussions are against the forum C of C.

mmix
June 7th, 2010, 02:28 PM
Why do you need to tell us what not to read?

you have freedom what you want to read, i won't tell.