Start-up Business Alert

Jakarta Gojek App Startup Business

I started today by reading everybody’s comment on my social media timeline about the ban of app-based transportation by the government. Today’s headline.

In fact, an Indonesian online application to order an Ojek (two-wheeled taxi), Go-Jek, has just been introduced in Silicon Valley less than 2 weeks ago. Blew my mind.

The growth of start-up business in Indonesia is pretty good. IT industry especially. And transportation is one of business area considering IT for efficiency, effectiveness, and all the convenience. It’s a result of the online shopping trend, growing significantly for last few years. To order a taxi or book an airline ticket. Continue reading

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Looking for “the Fit”?

Hello again. It’s been a busy week and I posted nothing on this blog.

Wearing your best outfit can be a usual thing to do when you’re going to attend a party or a formal event. Get your outfit done by a tailor might be nice (and expensive, of course) because you will have your own design, your own color, and your own size. The size. It can be a problem when you have a “special” body size and you don’t have enough money to have your shirts or suits or dresses done by a tailor. Especially for Indonesians who want to buy international-branded clothes. Continue reading

From Coca-Cola to A Better Sanitation #3

(Previous: From Coca-Cola to A Better Sanitation #2)

Look beyond sanitation problem.

If we can learn lessons from the innovators in every sector, then in the future we make together, that happiness can be just as ubiquitous as Coca-Cola. Here are some innovators who talk about ideas to solve sanitation problem. Continue reading

Talk About Young Generation

新年快樂

Happy Chinese Lunar New Year 2566 for those who celebrate!

Wish this year gives us happiness, health, prosperity, and good luck.

To celebrate the New Year, I am going to share something I found last month. It’s actually a video of a TED event. Let’s check it on The generation that’s remarking China. Continue reading

From Coca-Cola to A Better Sanitation #2

(Previous: From Coca-Cola to A Better Sanitation #1)

So let’s start with the data.

Now Coke has a very clear bottom line – they report to a set of shareholders, they have to turn a profit. So they take the data, and they use it to measure progress. They have this very continuous feedback loop. They have a whole team called “Knowledge and Insight”. It’s a lot like other consumer companies. So, if you’re running Namibia for Coca-Cola, and you have a 107 constituencies, you know where every can versus bottle of sprite, Fanta, or Coke was sold, whether it was a corner store, a supermarket, or a pushcart. So if sales start to drop, then the person can identify the problem and address the issue. Continue reading

From Coca-Cola to A Better Sanitation #1

If current predictions hold, 70 percent of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. Fueling this urbanization trend is a massive number of people in emerging economies migrating from rural to urban areas in search of employment opportunities and a higher standard of living. Africa alone is expected to gain about 25 million new city dwellers per year through 2050, and Asia will add another 35 million. To survive and thrive, emerging cities in these developing regions must attract inflows of capital – and prevent outflows. Foreign investment is fundamental to economic health, promoting growth, innovation, and tax revenues, and creating new jobs. Continue reading