Quality read. I’d finished this a while ago and hadn’t gotten around to posting about it yet.
Glad I read it in Korea. The six killer apps are indeed insightful for explaining why the West succeeded over the Rest.
One point stuck out: Japan copied everything Western in the 1800s and Korea’s doing much the same thing now. Koreans work like Americans and buy like 3 Americas. They work hard, they drink hard, they build, they build, and build some more.