Samsung Rising: The Inside Story of the South Korean Giant That Set Out to Beat Apple and Conquer Tech

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6.4 X 9.5 X 1.4 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

Geoffrey Cain is a foreign correspondent and author who has covered Asia and technology for The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Time, The New Republic, and other publications. A resident of South Korea for five years and a Fulbright scholar, he studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and the George Washington University. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


"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

"Endlessly compelling."--Cult of Mac

"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