40 min

40 | Ramon Pacheco Pardo, Shrimp to Whale: South Korea from the Forgotten War to K-Pop Compounding Curiosity

    • Investing

My guest today is Ramon Pacheco Pardo (@rpachecopardo), Ramon is a Professor of International Relations at King’s College London, and Korea Chair at the Brussels School of Governance. He is also a non-resident adjunct fellow with the Center for Strategic Studies Korea Chair, and a non-resident fellow at the Sejong Institute. He is also the author of Shrimp to Whale: South Korea from the Forgotten War to K-Pop, which is today's focus.
In this conversation, we cover the incredible rise of South Korea, where the future lies for them, and his awesome and aptly named book.
I hope you enjoy my conversation with Ramon Pacheco Pardo.
 
For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page on  https://compoundingpodcast.com/ep40 
 
------
 
Show Notes:
[00:00:31] - [First question] - Ramon’s history with South Korea
[00:05:29] - Who came up with the title for the book?
[00:07:17] - Ramon’s favourite period of South Korean History
[00:08:15] - South Korea’s insane growth put into perspective
[00:10:52] - What has South Korea done differently that has allowed it to succeed? 
[00:14:22] - Chaebols and their role
[00:16:14] - Dark side of Korea’s growth
[00:18:43] - South Korea’s future?
[00:22:09] - South Korean Identity and what it means going forward
[00:24:29] - What was the process for writing the book?
[00:29:18] - Unexpected challenges of writing the book?
[00:32:12] - Anything we haven’t talked about that’s consequential to South Korea’s future?
[00:33:59] - Underrated skill or experience?
[00:35:20] - Influential books?
[00:36:57] - Future plans?
[00:38:10] - Wrapping up
 
------
 
Connect with Ramon:
Follow Ramon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rpachecopardo 
Connect with Ramon on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ramon-pacheco-pardo-842b0061/ 
Buy Ramon’s book - Shrimp to Whale: South Korea from the Forgotten War to K-Pop: https://amzn.to/3sHmppv 
 
------
 
Stay up to date with the podcast by signing up for the Compounding Curiosity Substack, where I’ll email you when the latest episode comes out along with my summary and takeaways, links to mentioned content, graphics and the transcript. Sign up at https://compoundingcuriosity.substack.com/ 
 
------
 
Stay Connected with Compounding Curiosity:
Visit the Compounding Curiosity PODCAST: https://CompoundingPodcast.com/ 
Sign up for the Compounding Curiosity SUBSTACK: https://compoundingcuriosity.substack.com/ 
Follow Compounding Curiosity on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/CompndCuriosity/ 
Follow Kalani Scarrott on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ScarrottKalani/ 
Sign up for the Allocators Asia SUBSTACK: https://AllocatorsAsia.substack.com/  
Join the DISCORD: https://discord.gg/NPVNPVsCYb
Have some thoughts on the podcast? Leave FEEDBACK: https://forms.gle/Du61UxeJ25BkydH49 

My guest today is Ramon Pacheco Pardo (@rpachecopardo), Ramon is a Professor of International Relations at King’s College London, and Korea Chair at the Brussels School of Governance. He is also a non-resident adjunct fellow with the Center for Strategic Studies Korea Chair, and a non-resident fellow at the Sejong Institute. He is also the author of Shrimp to Whale: South Korea from the Forgotten War to K-Pop, which is today's focus.
In this conversation, we cover the incredible rise of South Korea, where the future lies for them, and his awesome and aptly named book.
I hope you enjoy my conversation with Ramon Pacheco Pardo.
 
For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page on  https://compoundingpodcast.com/ep40 
 
------
 
Show Notes:
[00:00:31] - [First question] - Ramon’s history with South Korea
[00:05:29] - Who came up with the title for the book?
[00:07:17] - Ramon’s favourite period of South Korean History
[00:08:15] - South Korea’s insane growth put into perspective
[00:10:52] - What has South Korea done differently that has allowed it to succeed? 
[00:14:22] - Chaebols and their role
[00:16:14] - Dark side of Korea’s growth
[00:18:43] - South Korea’s future?
[00:22:09] - South Korean Identity and what it means going forward
[00:24:29] - What was the process for writing the book?
[00:29:18] - Unexpected challenges of writing the book?
[00:32:12] - Anything we haven’t talked about that’s consequential to South Korea’s future?
[00:33:59] - Underrated skill or experience?
[00:35:20] - Influential books?
[00:36:57] - Future plans?
[00:38:10] - Wrapping up
 
------
 
Connect with Ramon:
Follow Ramon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rpachecopardo 
Connect with Ramon on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ramon-pacheco-pardo-842b0061/ 
Buy Ramon’s book - Shrimp to Whale: South Korea from the Forgotten War to K-Pop: https://amzn.to/3sHmppv 
 
------
 
Stay up to date with the podcast by signing up for the Compounding Curiosity Substack, where I’ll email you when the latest episode comes out along with my summary and takeaways, links to mentioned content, graphics and the transcript. Sign up at https://compoundingcuriosity.substack.com/ 
 
------
 
Stay Connected with Compounding Curiosity:
Visit the Compounding Curiosity PODCAST: https://CompoundingPodcast.com/ 
Sign up for the Compounding Curiosity SUBSTACK: https://compoundingcuriosity.substack.com/ 
Follow Compounding Curiosity on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/CompndCuriosity/ 
Follow Kalani Scarrott on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ScarrottKalani/ 
Sign up for the Allocators Asia SUBSTACK: https://AllocatorsAsia.substack.com/  
Join the DISCORD: https://discord.gg/NPVNPVsCYb
Have some thoughts on the podcast? Leave FEEDBACK: https://forms.gle/Du61UxeJ25BkydH49 

40 min