Consistency and Perseverance

Posted on 05 Jun 2015 in philosophy

It is consistency and perseverance that will move a mountain – Rich Roll, in an podcast with James “Iron Cowbow” Lawrence.

What Define a True Visionary

Posted on 30 Apr 2015 in philosophy

Steve Jobs had the vision of “Computer for the rest of us” when he started Apple Computer. He sold his car, and put his future into creating Apple II computer, and later Machintosh. When he was ousted from Apple, again, living his vision, he started NeXT to create computer for everyone. And when he was back with Apple, he live and breathe to another of his passion: design.

You Can Only Skimp So Much Before….

Posted on 02 Apr 2015 in philosophy

iIf you are cash strapped, you might choose to spend less money on everything. The few things that you might skimp on are:

Being On Time

Posted on 25 Mar 2015 in philosophy

If you made an appointment at 10am, it means you need to show up at 10:00, not 10:15 or 10:30. 10:05 can still be tolerated as people sometime unintentionally set their clock 5 minute late. But definitely not 30 minutes late.

Real Artist Ship

Posted on 16 Mar 2015 in philosophy

Here is a few things to ponder. If Leonardo Da Vinci never put the painting of Mona Lisa out in the public, do you think the painting will become “the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world”?

Grit Factor

Posted on 08 Mar 2015 in philosophy

We all know that Intelligent Quotient is not the main determining factor of success. I also think that Emotional Quotient is not the main determining factor of success. Otherwise, bad temper people like Steve Jobs wold never make it.

Im Being Paid to Get The Job Done

Posted on 02 Mar 2015 in philosophy

In my my professional life, I’m being paid to get my job done. And I guess, a lot of us here that get paid to get a job done.

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Posted on 23 Feb 2015 in philosophy

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. – Dylan Thomas, 1914 – 1953

All Project Managers Goes to Hell, But...

Posted on 09 Feb 2015 in philosophy

Heaven and Hell decide to build a bridge to connect both world, so that they can communicate easily. After some discussion, it is decided that both side will build their half part of the bridge, and meet in the middle.

Learn to Say No

Posted on 26 Jan 2015 in philosophy

Many people don’t realize that, in the professional world, it is OK to say NO. Steve Jobs put it nicely in Apple WWDC 1997, that it is OK to say NO. We are being bombarded with thousands of problem today, which need to be solved by a new way of thinking. Here is the quote from Steve Jobs:

Aim For the Goal, Focus on Making Progress

Posted on 16 Jan 2015 in philosophy

One of the most powerful lesson that I learn in a Marathon is to focus on the moment. To focus in completing kilometers by kilometers, instead of focusing the 42.195 km. To put one foot ahead of the other

At The End of the Day, Everyone Have To Sell

Posted on 31 Dec 2014 in philosophy

I often heard from people: “I’m not into the job as salesman”, or “sales job is not my passion”. Well, the fact that, I also feel the same. I never feel that I’m good in selling, and never really sell anything during my school year. But one day I realize that, at the end of the day, everyone has to sell something.

Why Money Should Not be Your Only Purpose

Posted on 26 Dec 2014 in philosophy

I’ve just finish a podcast from TED Radio Hour titled The Money Paradox. The title intrigued me. Along the way, there are reference to TED talks from Daniel Pink: The Puzzle of Motivation. In the show, Dan Pink, in his own word, is not telling a story, but building a case. Watch the 18 minutes show below.

Ketika Uang Menjadi Tujuan Akhir

Posted on 25 Dec 2014 in philosophy

Editor’s Note: I found my post from 2010 when I clean up some of my old blogs. Four years later, I still agree with what I wrote about money. The post was posted in Bahasa Indonesia. It is about a small talk with a friend who have a young family with 1 baby, who is so keen to work overtime for money, in order to be able to buy bigger house. With experience teaching few teenagers, I compare what they said about their wealthy parents, versus what my friend understand of his baby’s need. Read on….

Make Things Happen

Posted on 23 Dec 2014 in philosophy

I believe that, as part of the society, citizen or whoever we are, we should strive to make things happen. That also means support to make things happen, or at least not attempting to hinder it, even if it seems that we got nothing in returns. The only question to ask is: does it help to make the society better? If the answer is yes, then we should not hinder things to happen.

If You Want Something, Ask For It

Posted on 05 Dec 2014 in philosophy

Steve Jobs probably put it the best when it come to asking for something. At the age of 12, he called Bill Hewlett, the founder and CEO of Hewlett-Packard back then. He basically need some help to get some spare parts, and ask it to a CEO of a big company. How many people have the gut to call up the CEO of a big company, asking for help?

Time is the Real Measure of Wealth

Posted on 04 Dec 2014 in philosophy

If you still think the amount of money you have are the real measure of wealth, ask yourself this question: If you know that today will be your last day to live, how much money you are willing to spend to live with your loved one for another day? To see your kids grow up, graduate and getting married?

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