The world is changing really fast. It's 2022, and as soon as U.S. President Biden visits Korea, he first visits Samsung Electronics and holds a private business meeting with Chairman Chung Eui-sun at the Hyatt Hotel. Until now, we talked about politics and economics, and politics was ahead, but now isn't it economics and politics? Now I think that the economy is the top priority in national management.
If you look at the daily lives of our ordinary people, you will see that they are busy with economic activities almost all day. Health-related technology has advanced dramatically, extending our lifespan, but on the contrary, the life cycle of work is shortening. There is no job, only a job. According to the newspaper, the average age for retirement is now 49. This is an era where you need to start preparing for a double crop in your 40s. Everyone needs to find a new job. It is essential to be over 60, and the economic environment has become one where you have to work until you are 70, and this has become the new normal. We are transitioning into a new economic environment where people in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s all work together. The medium that makes this possible is ‘STARTUP’. ‘You can either run a startup yourself or work with a startup. Working together means participating in turning an embryonic startup into a successful one. Startups are not just for those in their 30s and 40s. You need to know about 50 and 60 startups. How to become a professional Gig Worker.
Seo Jae-pil founded Korea's first private newspaper, the Independence Newspaper, in 1896. It means, “A new world is unfolding in the future, let’s announce this in Korean.” I also dare to use this media, 『StartupBusinessWeek』, to inform the world of Korea's just-expanding startup economy, to inform the world of the 'young unicorns' around us who can be raised into unicorn companies, and to think about our economy in the next 100 years. I would like to shout out that we should create a strong startup economic ecosystem together. We are starting this enormous task with a one-person media called 『StartupBusinessWeek』.
I know I can't do this alone. As the African proverb says, ‘It takes all the villagers to raise a child,’ many experts in all fields of our society must help to create our country’s startup economy. I would like to request that what our society needs to do now is captured in this media. We sincerely ask for your interest and support.
On the morning of Liberation Day, August 15, 2023
Posted by Publisher Lim Yun-cheol