Weekend Inspiration: “I Wasn’t Really a Big Corporation Guy”

July 1, 2012

10:00 am

Now that Korean entrepreneur Jacky Lee has found the right job, he hopes to help other frustrated employees do so as well.

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Lee worked at Korean mega-corporation LG before quitting his job 2 years ago.

“I wasn’t really big corporation guy,” he says, in choppy English. “I wasn’t very happy with the work in the corporation because somebody just tell me how I do something, and what I do, you know? [Now] I try to do something by my own, and I want to do something interesting, and I want to build something from the beginning.”

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So along with cofounder and recruiting expert Seri Sheen, Lee is building Yeati, a visual resume and networking tool for professionals. In fact, they just won $100,000 in funding at beLAUNCH, a global startup conference and pitch competition in Korea that drew over 1,000 attendees.

“First our concern is the people working in right job. We hope they can find the right spot, working with happiness. I hope we can help them to find their real talent,” says Lee.

As for him, he’s definitely in the right spot. “I really like to do what I want to do,” Lee says. “Most of my happiness is from seeing people – meeting new friends around the world – and some of them really help us. They always try to give some help.”

If you want to be one of those new friends, look out for the launch of Yeati (by Easy Works) in late summer.

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Kira M. Newman is a Tech Cocktail writer interested in the harsh reality of entrepreneurship, work-life balance, and psychology. She is the founder of The Year of Happy and has been traveling around the world interviewing entrepreneurs in Asia, Europe, and North America since 2011. Follow her @kiramnewman or contact [email protected]

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