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Jim Yong Kim: Learning from the Korean 'Miracle'

April 24, 2014 - December 5, 2013 - Seoul, Republic of Korea - President Jim Yong Kim was born in Korea in 1959, a time when the per capita income was not much more than $100. Today, Korea's gross national income is roughly $23,000 per person. Everywhere President Kim travels in the developing world, leaders ask him, how did Korea lift itself out of such dire straits? One of the reasons is that many Koreans are never satisfied with success; they always seek improvement. Listen to this blog to learn more. neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.