Helen Henderson and I caught up with Mr Lee at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October at his booth. There, he delighted us with his story of a very interesting and challenging life as a researcher, book dealer, library supply entrepreneur, and founder of iGroup (www.igroupnet.com). iGroup is an information supply corporation with offices in 14 countries and over 1,000 library customers throughout the Asia–Pacific region. It is hard to imagine that anyone would have the vision and foresight to build an information supply business in perhaps one of the most challenging regions in the world. Just consider the language and cultural differences, the struggling economies, the lack of infrastructure, and the political conditions.