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Samsung Rising by Geoffrey Cain
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Mar 17, 2020 | ISBN 9781101907252

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Samsung Rising reads like a dynastic thriller, rolling through three generations of family intrigue, embezzlement, bribery, corruption, prostitution and other bad behavior. . . . Wonderfully informative.”The Wall Street Journal
“A brisk, balanced telling of the Samsung story.”—The New York Times Book Review
“A gripping read . . . Cain knows his material.”—Financial Times
“Essential reading for the 21st century . . . Samsung Rising is a masterclass in business bio-writing—one that reads like a cyberpunk thriller crackling with circuitry, lit by neon and fueled by soju.”—Asia Times
“[A] page-turner of a book . . . Of every book on this list, Samsung Rising is the one I devoured the fastest.”Cult of Mac (2020’s Best Tech Books)

“Cain’s writing is appropriately damning of Samsung’s failures and admiring of its achievements, providing a comprehensive look at one of the most secretive and consequential companies in the world.”—The Verge

“Cain captures the drama of Samsung. . . . He pulls no punches, touching raw nerves of rivalries and repression and clashing egos in an account that’s unavoidably murky at times, but riveting current history.”Forbes
“[A] riveting story . . . one of entrepreneurial derring-do and excruciating work habits mixed with scandals, vendettas and political intrigue.”—The Economist
“With Samsung Rising, Geoffrey Cain shines an incisive and entertaining light into the secretive world of the South Korean technology giant, whose ambitions and idiosyncrasies are shaping our digital lives in ways we probably can’t imagine.”—Brad Stone, author of The Everything Store and The Upstarts

“Reads like a thriller, whipping us through the dramatic story of the world’s largest technology company.”—Daniel Tudor, author of Korea: The Impossible Country

“An extraordinary work of narrative business reportage . . . With the flair of a novelist, Geoffrey Cain tells the story of Samsung’s meteoric rise.”—Robert S. Boynton, author of The New New Journalism and The Invitation-Only Zone

“It’s often impossible to discern where Samsung ends and South Korea begins—and vice versa. Geoffrey Cain pulls back the curtain with this timely and uniquely intimate look at Korea Inc. in all its cacophonous wonder.”—William Pesek

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