Risk-Taking Against the Odds: The Case of Lee's Retail Store (Report)
International Journal of Entrepreneurship, 2010, Dec, 14, S1
International Journal of Entrepreneurship
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INTRODUCTION Librada "Lee" Angoco Sablan Borja had survived the odds. Born in 1925, she was only sixteen years old when her island home in the Western Pacific, Guam, came under captivity by the enemy. Guam was one of two populated United States (U.S.) locations to be occupied by another country in World War II. An enemy of the U.S., Japan occupied Guam from late 1941 to 1944, approximately 31 months, which resulted in a loss of Lee's late teenage years. During that period, the indigenous people of Guam, or Chamorros, were subjected to intolerable hardships administered by the Japanese military. Because rapes were common, Lee's mother would periodically smear Lee's face and clothing with mud and chicken manure to shield her from being a victim of rape (Sablan, 2009). Atrocities and grenade slaughters were also threats that Lee and her family had to avoid.
- Category: Business & Personal Finance
- Published: 01 December 2010
- Publisher: The DreamCatchers Group, LLC
- Seller: The Gale Group, Inc.
- Print Length: 10 Pages
- Language: English