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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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Opinion

Super AI in Transcendence – Will it become a reality?

Last week, i watched Transcendence movie, played by great actor Johnny Depp. The first time i saw the trailer, it looks like horror or thriller movie. But i was wrong. It was purely science fiction movie. And what stunned me more that the whole story was about how the scientists wanted to build a super AI, which can translate human…

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startup

What is a Startup? (According to Lean Startup)

Startup is a boom nowadays. But, we hardly find a clear definition or explanation about startup itself. Maybe, definition from Eric Ries in Lean Startup books can help us: “A startup is a human institution designed to create a new product or service under conditions of extreme uncertainty” “Anyone who is creating a new product or business under conditions of…

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Opinion

Lesson from German Mittelstand Companies

I just read an interesting article from Inc. magazine that discussed about Mittelstand in German. Mittelstand in German are companies which are family-owned, small to midsize manufacturing companies. Until now, Mittelstand companies contribute to 52% of German’s economic output and almost 2/3 of jobs. The characteristic of Mittelstand is quite special compared to companies from America or another countries, such…

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Books Essence, Opinion, startup

Personal Life is A Smaller Version of Corporate

Lately, I have been reading some business and personal development books. An interesting thing I’ve analyzed is, well, some books (or topics) are firstly available for business/corporate things and then followed by its ‘personal’ version. I think that’s really make sense since the men behind the corporate is also human. Therefore, the way corporate behave/act is quite similar with their…

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