Doing the same thing over and over again is easy. It’s clockwork. The tricky thing is to iterate our processes because it requires us to admit that we may have flaws, it requires us to comb through the messy processes and find out which one we can improve, and it requires us to develop new approaches. It took resources—a whole lot of it. But it is necessary, rather than repeatedly doing the same thing and expecting a different result, a miraculous outcome.
I realized another love language yesterday. It’s a social media post, therefore similar to subtweet; however, it’s sweet rather than bitter. The message was about getting a vaccine in any intrusive manner. And I feel that the person who publishes it wants to say, “The one (vaccine) that you said you’re looking for is here now. Please take it, so I don’t have to lose the one that I care for.”
Kintil sampai ke Hilir
Teman, atau mantan saya (lupa sebetulnya), pernah cerita ketika dia belajar fotografi di Galeri Foto Jurnalistik Antara (GFJA), dia diminta memotret peredaran uang. Bukan motret di bursa atau berita ekonomi, namun beneran ngintilin duit, Rp5.000 yang berpindah tangan ke tangan selama 24 jam. Hasilnya potretnya bisa bermacam-macam, bisa dalam bentuk…
Two weeks ago, I told my friend that I envied her writing. I said hers was prosaic. Mine, on the other hand, was bland because all I could think and write was a description of my life during the self-isolation, which we all experienced now. …
Signal vs. Noise
By now, we know that signal is quickly dampened by the noise around it. But on some occasion, we usually didn’t pay enough attention to the signal despite of the obviousness. We didn’t take notice to that pain in the guts, nor the bloating feeling when we had anxiety. The next thing we know, we end up in the emergency room, in a fetal position holding the pain, and the doctor diagnosed: Gastroenteritis, caused by stress-related work.
The Awkarin Effect
It’s great that you want to invite Awkarin to your event so you can reach her followers. But it should not always Awkarin; others might be more connected to their fans, more genuine, and have more means to help you. Fame is no panacea, rather it can be distracting and…
The purpose of the free lunch should not be about giving food for free. Nor it is not about getting something in return. The purpose of the free lunch should be about to learn about people’s behaviors during lunch. And use that to improve your service, your food, or your venue when you finally open that restaurant. It’s about treating everything as data points, including your and others’ failures, and improve yourself based on that.
Building a Ship
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. — Antoine de Saint-Exupery I’ve used and seen others used the principle based on Antoine de…
The Joy of Discovering
During a conversation over coffee, a friend who works at a start-up stated that her office never tests how new users come to discover their apps in the first place. “So it’s a user testing to know how people discover your apps, through any channel, rather than just a user testing in navigating your apps?” “Precisely” Imagine if that’s in the mind of every company. They will probably able to understand their costumers better, make better products, and ultimately strive to be consumer-centric companies.