Sometimes Westerners don't hear the individual success stories of businesspeople who are based in Asia, but we'd do well to learn from Yung's experiences. He grew up in poverty in a village in South Korea. He worked on a farm every day until one day he left for Seoul to start a business. His first business failed, and he returned to the farm, but he didn't give up on his dream.
The next time he started a business in Seoul, he started a garage. It was this garage that would lead him to start Hyundai. He expanded the garage, then decided to expand even more and start making cars. After many years, his company became a huge business not only in South Korea but all over the world.
For a lot of people, one internationally successful business would be enough, but Yung had more interests to explore. Thus, he bought into a company called Algorates which words with algorithmic trading. Bringing his knowledge and experience to the company, it has grown a lot with his participation.
I always appreciate when people bring my attention to creative businesspeople like Chang Ju Yung!