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Masyarakat Indonesia seperti saya ini adalah tipikal pribadi yang doyan sekali nongkrong alias bercengkrama dengan sahabat, apalagi jika diiringi dengan tembang melankolis masa muda dulu (berasa tua euy…) dan segelas atau lebih cangkir kopi hitam pahit pekat. Nikmat!

Jaman sekarang untuk nongkrong banyak sekali pilihan tempatnya, beragam gaya interior wadahnya, menu makanan hingga aroma yang menggoda dan layanan yang memukau (kalo layanannya menggoda, bukan buat nongkrong).

Sering kita ini sehabis sehari penuh penat bekerja menghabiskan sisa waktu yang mungkin terbuang percuma di kemacetan dengan mampir sejenak nongkrong bareng teman maupun kolega. Apalagi jika masih di awal bulan alias di kala dompet masih tebal, sudah pasti kawasan elit lah yang kita bidik untuk wadah berkumpul. Jika musim paceklik tiba, bergeserlah kita terutama para pria dari kafe di daerah mentereng ke warung di samping kantor atau lebih tepatnya di dalam gang. Kita nge-warung! …


Indonesian women entrepreneurs are catalyst for the country’s economic growth, not only they are decision makers among Indonesian families, the government itself has taken action to improve the business environment for women entrepreneurs.

As noted by international organisations reports and academic researches through the years, inequality between women and men affects women’s contribution to the economy and, as a consequence, negatively impacts the economic growth of a country[1]. …


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m-pesa kiosk in kenya

In the last 5 years I have been bragging and nagging all my peers, my network and almost everyone that I encountered whether in business or personal my coined version of Meaningful Revenue. Almost everyone thought I was mad, giving up portion of profits into something that was out of context with the business I am in, yet I stood by on my beliefs that earning revenue meaningfully could boost growth of the business and contributed into brand values as well as into community building. Still they found me to be out of head.Well, meaningful revenue is not a term that I created, it has been around for many years and its popular term has been called CSR or Corporate Social Responsibility. However, throughout the years, CSR and Revenue have found their places and roles segregated. …


Siapa bilang kreatifitas itu bisa mandek alias tumpul atau ekstremnya mati? Setahu saya kreatifitas itu harus dilatih karena bukan pemberian, setiap orang dianugerahi kreatifitas namun hanya sedikit yang mau mengelola dan melatihnya. Bakat adalah pemberian karena tidak semua memiliki bakat menyanyi namun apa artinya sebuah bakat jika tidak ditunjang dengan kreatifitas dan latihan untuk selalu berpikir kreatif?

Ini adalah contoh menarik bagaimana makna dari sebuah kreatifitas berujung menjadi solusi cukup dengan mendalami dan memperhatikan lingkungan dan tentunya keinginan yang besar dari pencetus ide tersebut.

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Siapa yang menyangka bahwa bambu bisa menjadi kerangka sepeda yang lentur dan tangguh? Jika kita berpikir tentang sepeda bambu pastinya di kepala langsung tertuju kepada oleh-oleh kerajinan dari bambu yang biasanya kita pajang saja di lemari. Tapi sepeda bambu disini adalah sepeda yang digunakan setiap hari namun materi utamanya justru dari bambu… Sori bannya tetap dari karet. …


Okay, I copied and paste the main title of Richard Branson’s latest book “Screw Business as Usual” which you can learn more from here. Nevertheless the title intrigued me to create my own version even though I’m not RB yet or a billionaire (working on it), but at least I could share some of my past experiences with you.

Here’s one Screw version #1; a job interview.

Back in the days I would be creating various creative cover letter, burn an interactive cd, create a Pop-Up of my resume and many more just to get an interview and hopefully a job. Internet was new then so I didn’t get the luxury of YouTube and Google let alone a blog. Yet, today I’ve seen crazy ideas and out of the box thinking and processes people went through just to land a job interview. Once I received a notebook wrapped inside a brown envelope stacked on top of other brown envelopes, I took it and invited the owner for an interview straight away without even reading her resume. …


What I have learnt in the last 42 years of my earthy living is that life sometimes throw you back hard and propel you outwards without warning. There are ups and downs, some have more of the other, some may not, nevertheless we can only plan for the good and the bad and never ever challenge God’s authority when it comes to fate.

I used to be a skateboarder yet never made it professional and wasn’t intent to either but like any other sport, practices make perfect and the saying for skateboarder is that of life lesson. The environments we are skateboarding is our daily life, there are many challenges, some are tougher than others, many of them even throw us down hard on asphalt and more so on concrete. …

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Herwinto C. Sutantyo

I quote therefore I bill you. Social Business Creator and Serial Digital Entrepreneur. Fintech & Mobile Advertising specialist. Co-Founder of Geraiku Indonesia

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