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Kinnsu Interview: Finance in Seoul 0

This interview originally appeared in Kinnsu: A Local Briefing, Business-Oriented Opinions and Insights from the Ground in April 2016. Name: Matthew A. Morgan Age: 28 Current Country: Seoul, South Korea How long you have been living here for: Around 7 years off and on since 2008. Frame of Reference: Somewhat of a third culture kid:

The Fundamentals First 3

Reading Time: 30 minutes. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” – Robert Collier  Despite our best intentions, we cannot wish things into existence with ideas alone. Entertaining hypotheticals makes for a pleasurable pastime (I do so often), but imagination unfortunately does not equate to

Rebel Against Yourself 0

“Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished.” – Dan Gilbert We tend to believe that we have finally become the person we were always destined to be. But that’s an illusion. We are in fact very poor predictors of how we will end up being

Too Preoccupied to Care if You Fail 3

“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt “Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.” – Andre Dubus We’re often too

Controlling Circumstances: In & Out of Bounds 0

“The circumstances of our lives may actually matter less to our happiness than the sense of control we feel over our lives.” – Rory Sutherland, Vice-Chairman of Ogilvy Group UK “We can’t change every little thing that happens to us in life, but we can change the way that we experience

Fitting the Pieces of the Puzzle 0

  “You can have anything you want in life, if you will just help other people get what they want.” – Michael Ellsberg, American Author and Motivational Speaker “Networking is not about just connecting people. It’s about connecting people with people, people with ideas, and people with opportunities.” – Michele Jennae,

Comfortable to Hesitate 0

  Waiting in the hope for something to happen or apprehending to act upon something, which undermines our own level of contentment and general actionability over the degree of control of the persons, places, or things that occur around us. In essence, we let the elements that comprise the

Generating Enthusiasm and Embracing the Bronze Medalist Mentality 0

  Genuinely realize that today is not guaranteed, that nothing is deserved so to speak. One must work and fight for everything. Earn it. To think otherwise is illusory. If the world were strictly based on meritocracy, fairness, and magnitude of effort put forth then all of those in

Creating Sustainable Value 0

  “We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” – Chuck Palahniuk (prolific American writer) This phrase “creating value” or iterations of it (“value added,””valued service”) is a corporate platitude that is tossed around like many other ambiguities in the office setting

Self-Responsibility and Resilience 0

  After a several month hiatus owing to my somewhat hectic lifestyle in Korea and demanding work schedule, as well as a temporary lull in website service (I changed hosting provider — hopefully for the better), I have returned to write. While I am at work, I’m essentially able/free