Frank Ahrens


Frank Ahrens is the author of Seoul Man: A Memoir of Cars, Culture, Crisis, and Unexpected Hilarity Inside a Korean Corporate Titan.
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Employees eat in a cafeteria during the coronavirus pandemic
Employees eat in a cafeteria during the coronavirus pandemic
Lotte group chairman Shin Dong-Bin bows in apology during a press conference at the Lotte hotel in Seoul on August 11, 2015. The head of South Korea's retail and hotel giant Lotte Group vowed a sweeping reform with corporate governance, apologizing over a bitter family feud engufling the business conglomerate. The apology comes as the Lotte Group faces mounting attacks from news media and activists over its corporate governance and "greed". Squabbles for control of South Korea's family-run conglomerates, known as "chaebol", have long been staple plotline fare for the country's popular K-dramas, but the real-life Lotte dispute is setting new standards for in-fighting and intrigue. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones        (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)
Lotte group chairman Shin Dong-Bin bows in apology during a press conference at the Lotte hotel in Seoul on August 11, 2015. The head of South Korea's retail and hotel giant Lotte Group vowed a sweeping reform with corporate governance, apologizing over a bitter family feud engufling the business conglomerate. The apology comes as the Lotte Group faces mounting attacks from news media and activists over its corporate governance and "greed". Squabbles for control of South Korea's family-run conglomerates, known as "chaebol", have long been staple plotline fare for the country's popular K-dramas, but the real-life Lotte dispute is setting new standards for in-fighting and intrigue. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)
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