Daily Life, Opinion

Paling Mudah vs Paling Murah : Sebuah Praktik Competitive Advantage?

Untuk mengisi liburan kali ini, salah satu buku yang pengen dibaca (kalau sempat) adalah ‘Marketing in Challenging Times’ oleh salah satu pakar marketing Indonesia (dan dunia), Hermawan Kartajaya (selanjutnya saya singkat sebagai Pak HK saja ya). Kenapa buku ini menarik buat saya? Karena waktu membaca ringkasan di cover belakangnya, saya menjumpai sekitar 16 studi kasus yang kesemuanya membahas tentang Digital…

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Judgmental, Associating, and Polarizing Society

Last weekend, a traffic accident happened in Surabaya. In short, in the morning around 5.20 am, there was a sport car driven by young man hit a food hawker/kiosk in the side of street and caused the kiosk destroyed, one man died, and 2 people injured (broken bones). Some version of the stories said that there was another sport car…

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Books Essence, Books Review, Daily Life, Information, Opinion

Book Essence – The Life Changing Magic of Tidying

Tidying. For some people, it seems like bore-to-death activity. But, for me personally, I love tidying (my room, my office-space at home, even my desktop screen at my laptop/PC) ┬áregularly, around once a month, because of my bad habit to clutter everywhere everyday. So, once a month (or twice, or whenever my eyes sore to see the mess around my…

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Books Essence, Opinion

Book Essence – Girl Boss

This book is autobiography of Sophia Amoruso, one of the best entrepreneur who turned her life dramatically from nobody into the hottest retail startup in US. While this book is initially more compatible with girls and ladies who want to achieve their best life (at first, this book belongs to my fiancee, which later I borrowed and finished reading it…

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Era of Platform-nomics

I have never used the-nowadays-hot-startups like Uber and AirBnB yet, especially since I don’t think it’s already available in my hometown (Surabaya). Well, I have read that Uber will open its service here. Hopefully I will be able to experience those services by myself near the future. There is a common characteristic of those 2 services (not only limited to…

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China Life, Traveling

Shanghai – Hangzhou Trip 2014 – Day 1

On July-August 2014 holiday, Me and My family went to Shanghai and Hangzhou. It was my 3rd times to Shanghai, 2 of them was done in 2011 during my study time in China. Unlike the others 2, this time, I should arrange the trip by myself completely (my 1st trip there was using tour agent services in China, while 2nd…

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The Biggest Problem is Trust to Parliament, not How Mayor/Governor Elected

Last night, the House of Parliament of Indonesia (ironically, most of them whom Indonesian people really really distrust to) decided that the election of governor and city mayor will be held not by people (direct election) anymore, but will be held *exclusively* by each region’s house of parliament. The direct election model has been held since 2004, marked the new…

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Daily Life, Movie Essence, Opinion

Thoughts from Movie “Moneyball”

Moneyball is a film about Billy Beane (played by Brad Pitt), a famous GM of Oakland Athletic Club which revolutionize the way clubs hire baseball player using statistics. First, Oakland is an underdog team which had several good players. Unfortunately, their good players always moved to bigger clubs because of bigger salary, which Oakland cannot afford it. Bored with this…

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Finally Met Again (Is there any coincidence in this world?)

Today’s post is not really about me. But it made me realize that sometimes miraculous coincidence do happen around us. Here’s the story. Last night, I saw one of my friend’s (Anita) post in facebook. She shared news that she has found a dog on the street. Then, i suggested her to share this news through our city radio (Suara…

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