The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking

A short and simple book to effective thinking, with examples and how-tos. My personal favorite. ***   Who needs to read this book? University students in any years, job seekers, and basically everyone who wants to be a better thinker. What did it tell me? The geniuses of the world are not a special breed - … Continue reading The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking

“Yeah, they were right”

16 things my mentors told me, and I realized those are gold after a year in Amsterdam. Plus six pieces of advice to the younger me. *** I obtained these lessons some years ago before moving to Amsterdam. After a year and a half stepping out from my routines in Jakarta, I have encountered several … Continue reading “Yeah, they were right”

13 Things I learned from Amsterdam’s Planners

*** These are the gist from informational interviews with some planners in Amsterdam. The lessons written below is not directly quoted from those planners. Each points is written according to the author's interpretations and understanding of the conversation. The Planners: Ben Armistead, Head of Planning, 180 Amsterdam Emma Wiseman, Global Planning Director, Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam Maximilian Weigl, … Continue reading 13 Things I learned from Amsterdam’s Planners

Kurzgesagt: A way to explain the history of humankind to an intelligent 12 yo, in under 10 minutes.​

  What is this? Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell (previously Kurzgesagt) is a Munich-based YouTube channel producing animated educational videos. First founded by Phillipp Dettmer in 2013, the channel has now amassed over 2.9 million subscribers. Their videos are uploaded around once a month and revolve around different political, philosophical and scientific subjects such as … Continue reading Kurzgesagt: A way to explain the history of humankind to an intelligent 12 yo, in under 10 minutes.​