On Being Productive – How I Work

A lot of people coming to me and ask how did I manage my time and do all those writing and business things and eventually becoming productive. And I don’t really have a proper answer. I actually have told everyone that I just do it. I just do everything at once. And it doesn’t seem to satisfy ’em. Now by request of my friend on twitter Daniel @darosi I’ll try to sit, thinking and write down about how I work. Before I start, I must tell you that this is all about mindset. For me, I have to produce something or […]

#StartupLokal 1st Anniversary – a Personal Note

Being one of #StartupLokal initiators to nurture the #StartupLokal @startuplokal community have changed my life. I remember a year ago, I really want to attend the first #StartupLokal meetup when something really bad happened. It was a personal problem that you already know the outcome back in January 2011. In the emotional roller coaster that time, I drag myself to come to the 2nd #StartupLokal meetup where I met @nuniek again after a long while and first time knowing @SaGad. I saw a huge enthusiasm in the community, when they listened to startup founders who just got back from Echelon 2010 in […]

How to Start a Startup

When I start building my first startup in 2006, online book store Kutukutubuku.com, I don’t have anything in mind. All I know, I want to work surrounded by books. And that can only happened if I make my own book store. After years, a friend on twitter @penq, ask me some tips on successfuly starting a startup. So let me analyze my own experience and show you how to start a startup. Passion For me, passion always come first. It’s cliche, but you must have a soul in your startup. Or else, it will be just another product. Before I […]

My Style of 4-Hour Work Week

Been eye-ing this book: The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferris for quite some time. The concept of working only 4 hour every week really make me curious. It’s basically living like a millionaire. So, yesterday, I read reviews about the book and I took several conclusions. Delegate. Automate. I’m an entrepreneur who manage several startups. To delegate things is super important for me or otherwise I could lose a huge amount of time doing little things instead and not moving forward. In his book, Tim suggest people to hire assistant, virtual assistant to be exact, all the way from India. […]

Learning from Ireland

With the rate of unemployment rising every year in Indonesia, that eventually will create more social & economical issues, now we have to focus on starting our own company and absorbing more human resources. The famous Indonesian Donald Trump, Ciputra, said right now Indonesia only has 400,000 entrepreneurs out of 250 million population. That’s less than 1% of the population. Compare that with 7% for nearby Singapore. Ciputra plan to encourage, create and mentor 4 million entrepreneurs or 2% of the country’s population by changing the country’s mindset. One of ways to change a mindset is by thinking outside the […]

My Worry Free Beijing Trip

Saya tidak pernah terpikir untuk mengunjungi China. Sebagai salah satu negara dengan kekuatan ekonomi terbesar dan tempat yang sarat dengan peninggalan kebudayaan bernilai historis yang tinggi, China sangat membuat penasaran untuk dikunjungi. Namun ada beberapa sebab yang membuat saya ragu-ragu: faktor bahasa, kesulitan mendapatkan makanan halal, dan cerita-cerita horor tentang toilet-nya. Maka ketika Indo Citra Tamasya (ICT) @IndoTamasya mengajak saya jalan-jalan ke Beijing selama 4 hari 3 malam, saya langsung bersemangat! Kendala bahasa sudah pasti bisa ditanggulangi karena tour guide ICT di Beijing berbahasa Indonesia, kami di-guide menuju tempat-tempat yang menarik di China termasuk peninggalan Islam di China dan masalah makanan […]

Welcoming Rakuten Indonesia

Ada yang seru di bulan Maret! Rakuten, online shopping mall no. 1 di Jepang, kini hadir di Indonesia untuk meramaikan online market place di tanah air. Rakuten Indonesia adalah hasil kerjasama reputable company, MNC group dengan Rakuten Ichiban Inc. Soal keamanan berbelanja online pun udah jadi jaminan dengan dua nama besar ini. Barang-barang yang di jual di Rakuten Indonesia, beragam seperti layaknya mall. Ada  Elektronik & Gadget, Pakaian & Aksesoris, Buku & Peralatan kantor serta Aksesoris mobil & Motor. Kamu bisa beli iPad atau beli t-shirt twitter keren buat hadiah ulang tahun anak tetangga Seru dan serba ada Karena ini […]

Gaya Hidup Hijau

Gaya hidup hijau atau green living, dalam beberapa tahun terakhir mulai banyak dikampanyekan dan dilakukan. Saya sendiri, dalam upaya ikutan kampanye gaya hidup hijau, sudah lama tidak menerima kantong plastik untuk membungkus belanjaan seperti buku, DVD, baju, dll. Lebih baik langsung menaruh belanjaan di dalam tas yang sudah kita siapkan dari rumah. Maka sewaktu Tupperware mengadakan event Gaya Hidup Hijau di CiTos hari Sabtu, tanggal 5 Maret 2011, saya langsung tertarik. Ternyata Dik Doank yang mengisi acara. Saya pernah main ke Kandank Jurank Doank di tahun 2009 dan sangat terinspirasi dengan visi sosial Dik Doank untuk mengaktifkan otak kanan anak-anak […]

Jakarta Street Kids

In one fine afternoon, me & my friend @adhisaputrawere walking across the Cikini street. We talked about writing, human interest, and everything in between. Suddenly a boy following me, offering books he carried. I said, I’ll buy the book, but you must follow me. Then we stop to a very famous chicken porridge restaurant. I then started a conversation about what’s he’s doing on the street (find money to buy food, he said). I asked him about his dreams, he said he wanted to be a football player, like Gonzales. You should see the spark on his eyes and his […]

The Amazing February

So I wrote about my progress in January 2011. Now I want to share what’s happened in February 2011. February has been fabulous for me! Not because it’s a month of love (they say), but because I (and friends) hosted 5 events in a month! For me, who was once a painfully shy girl and never involve in any organizations or activities, this is something. #StartupLokal Meetup v.10 It’s started with #StartupLokal monthly meetup on 10th February. #StartupLokal is an organization who gathered online business owners, investors, startup enthusiasts, every month to hear more about Indonesian startup updates, soft skills […]