What I learned from reading Born of This Land: My Life Story by Chung Ju-yung.
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For a long time I was known as the bulldozer. [0:01]
How Chung’s son remembers him: He had a wonderfully positive disposition and a rigorous work ethic. [3:15]
Memories of his father + Half century of struggle + Why he is writing this book [9:25]
Running away from home. Four times. [12:15]
A different level of poverty. [15:40]
How struggle shaped his personality + Why he had to run away for the last time [17:15]
On his own + Early jobs before the birth of Hyundai [19:24]
On simple tasks + The fundamental principle of his life + Hard work paying off [21:15]
Getting into the auto repair business + More struggle + More perseverance [25:55]
Why you should emulate bedbugs. [31:00]
Hyundai Auto Service Center + Hyundai Construction + Disaster strikes again + The Korean War [33:11]
His management style + Don’t waste time if you want to be remarkable [39:30]
Go where the money is: Hyundai must go abroad to escape poor domestic conditions. [42:15]
The beginning of Hyundai Motors + Chung had only one speed: GO! That is not always a good thing. [45:57]
Ships or how a great idea starts as a small idea [53:26]
Why determination is more important than intelligence [58:10]
Find something you love to do and do it until you die. [1:06:39]
Don’t covet luxury. [1:08:49]
Be diligent. [1:15:40]
Positive thinking is the road to happiness. [1:16:48]
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