A savvy bike for the savvy rider

Published on May 12, 2014, on The Korea Herald With a sleek body, smooth transmission and a muscular engine that masters all conditions, it’s got the looks, the moves and the charm: There’s no denying that the new BMW R nineT is a sexy, sexy motorcycle. It’s clear that BMW Motorrad, the motorcycle arm of the German carmaker, has paid extreme attention to detail to blend design and engineering on its newest boxer twin, which rolled out last year to celebrate the brand’s 90th anniversary and arrived locally in March. The nineT’s minimalist-styled frame is pared down to the bare…

No two chaebol are alike, author says

Published April 9, 2013, in The Korea Herald While Koreans’ rising presence on the global stage is hard to ignore, how to do business with them as a non-Korean is an increasingly tricky area little covered in English-language literature. Don Southerton explores the niche with his recently published book “Korea Facing: Secrets for Success in Korean Global Business,” which picks apart how to work with a Korean conglomerate from the ground up, for non-Koreans working in Korean branches overseas. “Over the years I witnessed firsthand cross-cultural issues that surfaced as Korean companies expanded globally. My role has been to address these issues…

[Editing] ‘Cocalero’ and the Journey of Evo Morales

ORIGINAL Featured at Vina Del Mar’s International Film Festival and at Santiago’s International Film Festival (SANFIC) in 2007, the important ‘Cocalero’ is returning once more to the big screen in Santiago at Cine Arte Alameda from Thursday March 19th. The stark real documentary follows the campaign of the unlikely nominated indigenous Evo Morales in the sixty day run up to the 2005 Presidential elections in Bolivia. The film traces Socialist Evo Morales finding his political strength by battling against the ‘US War on Drugs.’ With Bolivia overflowing with coca leaf plantations and the 3.6 million indigenous out of the 9…