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What Jokowi Needs to Learn from Soeharto (Hint: Book Lovers will Agree)

‎As the honeymoon phase is slipping away, Jokowi has been getting bombarded with criticism (out of varying levels of disappointment) from some people around him. And now it’s my time to do so. It’s been almost 7 months since Jokowi … Continue reading

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More Dramas, Fuel for the Journalism Industry

‎I plan to be a lot more optimistic in 2015 and here I am now drenched in the streams of information about the political drama. Last year’s epic drama seemed to keep us in high spirit and it still has … Continue reading

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Sekat-sekat Muslihat

Dalam berita yang saya pernah dengar menjelang malam Natal, yang biasanya saya dengar adalah aparat kepolisian disibukkan dengan penjagaan di Gereja Katedral Jakarta. Saya tidak banyak bertanya mengapa katedral yang kerap kali disebut. Jika saya cermati memang lebih jarang saya … Continue reading

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Ahok, “The Mad Man” of Jakarta, Tells Us More about His Views on Entrepreneurship and Jakarta (2- end)

Ahok previously touched on plurality and creativity as the nation’s potential. He was again pissed off as he found out a shocking fact. Upon knowing it took several days for a letter to reach his working desk, he casually went curious … Continue reading

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Ahok, “The Mad Man” of Jakarta, Tells Us More about His Views on Entrepreneurship and Jakarta (1)

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama – the complete name of Ahok – never tries to please everyone. Especially those haters. The relatively young, amazingly blatant and straight-to-the point leader of Jakarta seems to be undismayed even by the agressiveness of Front Pembela … Continue reading

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Two Things Foreign Entrepreneurs Complain Most About Indonesia

“To build business in Indonesia is actually really good,”said he. Steven Kim of Qraved.com claims the reason is because Indonesians are familiar with English. This is considered a plus. Language barrier is minimum. It’s also network-oriented. “When I worked for … Continue reading

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Despite Huge Market Potentials, AirBnB Lets Indonesia Users Base Grow Organically

‎Being a reporter means you’ve got the privilege to ask whatever questions you have in your mind. So while everyone else spoke up about how cool AirBnB service has become so far and how lucrative the business opportunities for being … Continue reading

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This Is Why Nobody Wants to Be a Wordsmith in Indonesia

Living as an author or novelist or short story writer or journalist is TOUGH, regardless of countries. Though people are inclined to see only the glory of renowned authors like JK Rowling, Danielle Steele, Elizabeth Gilbert or Dan Brown, many … Continue reading

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Mindset Gratisan dan Revolusi Mental Bangsa Agar Lebih Bermartabat

Siapa sih yang orang Indonesia yang tidak suka barang gratis? Hampir semuanya pasti suka. Uang di dompet masih utuh, kebutuhan terpenuhi. Ah, enaknya! Maka dari itu, mendapatkan barang diskon apalagi gratis yang masih layak dan bagus menjadi kebanggaan bagi orang … Continue reading

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Startup

“Indonesian startup world s*cks,”celetuk teman saya petang kemarin. Saya tidak kaget. Ia seorang ‘salary man’, tipikal ‘corporate guy’ yang kurang tahu menahu dengan perkembangan startup di Indonesia. Namun demikian, ia memiliki sejumlah pemikiran yang menurut saya cukup menarik karena dan … Continue reading

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“It’s My Startup”: Ramuan Kiat dan Motivasi Bisnis untuk Entrepreneur Indonesia

Membaca buku kadang tidak cukup. Apalagi kalau Anda seorang entrepreneur. Saya teringat dengan penuturan Megain Widjaja, seorang entrepreneur muda, yang mengatakan, kurang lebih seingat saya, bukan membaca isi buku yang paling penting bagi pembaca tetapi apakah pembaca itu mau bergerak … Continue reading

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Selamat Ulang Tahun, Pak Wowo!

Ada dua alasan kenapa orang berubah baik secara tiba-tiba: karena bulan puasa datang dan karena hari ulang tahunnya akan tiba. Untuk kasus Prabowo Subianto, alasan kedua tampaknya lebih cocok.Di BBC (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29655872), ia diberitakan sudah “berdamai dan mendukung” musuh bebuyutannya di … Continue reading

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