Daewoo's Tycoon Of Television

Can Bae Soon Hoon turn it into the No.1 maker of TVs?

Classical music streams from the stereo, history books clutter a side table, and Abstract Expressionist paintings line the walls. Bae Soon Hoon's home in a tony Seoul neighborhood belies the Western stereotype of Asians as one-dimensional workaholics. As if to prove the point, Bae's wife, a successful painter who spends several months each year in Paris, serves wine with a traditional Korean meal. Who says kimchi and cabernet don't mix?

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