July 10, 2022
Living In Korea- My Life As An Expat

My life as an ex-pat started in 1986 when I moved to Seoul, Korea.  Hired by Samsung to work as a lawyer for the Samsung Group companies (the only foreign lawyer at the time) , I found myself in one of the world’s largest cities working for a dynamic, growing group of companies (we call […]

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July 1, 2022
Retirement Rule No. 1-Change Is Constant

I remember when I first arrived in Korea in 1986. I was a young lawyer, the first foreign lawyer to work in-house for Samsung. It was an exciting time as Korea and Samsung were rapidly changing. Samsung was expanding rapidly and Korea was in the midst of the “Miracle on the Han”. It seemed that […]

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June 8, 2022
My Retirement- Balance Is Key

I am currently looking out of my living room window at the Pacific Ocean.  I always enjoy the view, especially in the morning.  Having a cup of coffee while looking at the ocean is very refreshing and is a moment I look forward to every day. And of course, walking on the beach is nice […]

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April 2, 2022
So Your Mentor Has Just Retired- Stay In Touch!

I am relaxing on the patio of my apartment overlooking the beach.  The surfers are out as the waves are rather large for this time of year. Perhaps it is because of a storm in nearby Japan.  Anyway, the surf is up and everyone appears to be having a good time. Though I am relaxing, […]

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March 24, 2022
Normalcy Bias- Be Prepared

I find myself enjoying the beach more and more in retirement.  I enjoy watching the people walking on the beach and of course enjoying the sound of the waves as they come crashing in.  All in all, it is a very pleasant experience.  And of course, I expect to continue seeing the beach and enjoying […]

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March 14, 2022
Geopolitical Risk Is Now Front And Center

I am currently enjoying the view overlooking the beach from the balcony of my condo in Busan. Everyone is coming out now that the weather is getting warmer.  People are enjoying the beach.  Boats are everywhere and people are flocking to the pubs lining the beach.  Everyone appears to be having a good time.  Even […]

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