Uncharted Path: The Autobiography of Lee Myung-Bak (Google eBook)

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Nov 1, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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Born poor in the wake of the Korean war, Lee Myung-Bak was destined for a life of poverty. But through intelligence and self-determination, he excelled in school, putting himself through college, hauling garbage six times a day to pay for tuition. He then took a low-level job at Hyundai, an organization of about 90 people at the time. Through a relentless work ethic and inability to compromise his beliefs, he rose to the role of CEO and found himself on a mission not just to expand the Hyundai corporation, but to grow South Korea from a nation of poverty to a G20 economy.

The Uncharted Path is the story of a man and nation driven to greatness by a conviction to liberty, commerce, and the belief that at the root of every success lies extreme perseverance and uncompromising principles. These principles and lessons would lead not only to success in business, but also developed a refreshing and unique perspective on the state of our globalizing world, and how nations and businesses must operate together to improve the lives of people everywhere.
  

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User Review  - Abba Ahmat - Goodreads

After reading this book, it makes you respect this person an respect the South Korean pepople as whole for their persistence and love for their country.. Read full review

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User Review  - Ye Lin Aung - Goodreads

Inspiring yet lots of life lessons. A few quotes I like from this book are - "Whenever she did, she gave it her all, Lord would take care of the rest. That's how she wanted us to live, too. To work ... Read full review

Contents

1 The Strength of Poverty
1
2 Nothing to Hide
15
3 A BrandNew Person
30
4 Always Be Honest and Never Lose Courage
38
5 Construction is Creation
48
6 For the Company
62
7 My May Queen
80
8 A New Era
89
12 Into the World
152
13 Unforgettable
180
14 Something No Ones Ever Done Before
186
15 Leaving Hyundai
213
16 Politics
219
17 A New Beginning
242
18 Becoming Mayor of Seoul
254
Epilogue
270

9 The Rules of the Game
109
10 Nuclear Power
136
11 Learning to Work Learning to Live
146
Notes
274
Back Cover
288
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About the author (2011)

Lee Myung-bak's election as president of the Republic of Korea in 2007 marked the capstone of a remarkable career for this energetic and visionary leader. Born into poverty in 1941, Lee briefly participated in the student activist movement of 1964 before going on to join the fledgling Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company the next year. Little more than a decade later he had risen to become CEO of what was by then a multinational corporation famous for its construction projects in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. After leaving Hyundai in 1992, Lee served two terms in the Korean National Assembly before being elected mayor of Seoul in 2002. As 10th president of the Republic, he has made "Green Growth" and sustainable development keystones of his administration, and hosted the G20 summit in Seoul in December 2010.

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