As A Generalist

Been a very very very long time since my last post.

My current job requires me to work for more than usual working hour. The nine-to-five office day is like a dream. But, I learnt a lot from my current working hour. Work-life balance. I recently make a research of life hacks for a kind of job I have at my age now – 22 years old – and work-life balance is just one of the things. Here is what I found based on articles I read and my own experience:

 

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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

Graduation is More than Having Graduated #1

“Sometimes you find out what you are supposed to be doing by doing the things you are not supposed to do.” – Oprah Winfrey to Howard University, 2007

Leaving university. What’s next?

Less than a month ago, I received my diploma at the university commencement day. Best day of my life? May be. I graduated 3 months before the commencement. And I was stuck in 3 things along that period: 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

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

SUNDAY POST: Do you really enjoy travelling?

We’re all on social media.

We’re all checking our phones and tablets, seeing what’s going on in the cyber world, adding our comments and likes to the Facebooks, the Twitters, the Instagrams, the Paths, the Foursquares, and the TripAdvisors of the world.

It’s a bit sad to cast your eye around a hostel full of travelers from all over the globe and see them all staring at their iPhones. But then you realize you haven’t checked your Twitter in a while, or checked in on Path, or posted anything on Instagram, and a way you go.

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