Tag / Korea

Until recently, I regarded the Korean island of Jeju simply as a resort destination. Jeju, which is South Korea’s largest island and southernmost point, boasts balmy temperatures year-round, dormant volcanoes that are ideal for hiking, and picturesque waterfalls. In 2011, UNESCO named Jeju one of the world’s “New 7 Wonders of Nature.” Many people, including Koreans, […]

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I spent a good chunk of my career at Forbes. Now I’m writing there again, on a freelance basis – specifically for Forbes Asia magazine. Last month, I worked on Forbes Asia’s annual “Fab 50” list, which is a curated list of Asia’s best companies, as determined by a proprietary formula. I wrote all the […]

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South Korean singer Psy’s Gangnam Style video has inspired legions of people to dance, rap and dress in wacky new ways. Gangnam Style also triggered David Lee’s entrepreneurial instincts. Last month, the San Francisco web developer threw together a Gangnam Style Halloween costume business in a matter of days. Lee’s site sells replicas of Psy’s […]

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Mostly I write about business and technology. Sometimes, though, I detour and cover topics that simply pique my interest. My latest piece, More Korean Adoptees Apply For Dual Citizenship, which was published on Hyphen magazine‘s blog, is one such detour. In response to years of adoptee-led campaigns, the Korean government now allows people born in […]

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Acupuncture isn’t a field most people associate with high technology. But at KAIST (the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) researchers have come up with an innovative way to make electro-acupuncture cheaper, easier and more accessible. The key: a lightweight polyester patch that tracks a patient’s reaction in real-time, on a smartphone or desktop app. […]

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