Early in my career, when I had no wealth to share, I did all I could to show my affection for my commanders and my soldiers. I worked in their behalf and rejoiced in their good fortune, and I sympathized with them when they were sad. But when I became rich, I realized that no … Continue reading Kindness.
Let my readers note that there’s no great need of long speeches at critical moments. Brevity is the soul of command. I’d used fewer than a hundred words to rescue my plans from a direct assault by my uncle. Too much talking suggests desperation on the part of the leader. Speak shortly, decisively, and to … Continue reading Brevity.
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”
Munchies: If you love food and cooking
I once had a dream; to be a curator of comfort food. *** What is this? A food and cooking digital channel from VICE Media. For those who are familiar with VICE Media, one sentence above is enough to sum what to expect from the MUNCHIES channel. While for those who are not familiar, VICE Media … Continue reading Munchies: If you love food and cooking
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.
Laws of Simplicity: Subtract the obvious, add meaning.
Who need to read this book? People who have the interest to simple design, technology, and life. What did it tell me? Modern humans are looking for a simpler way of living. With the rapid development of technology, our world is (uncomfortably) full. These days, people not just buy, but love, designs that can make … Continue reading Laws of Simplicity: Subtract the obvious, add meaning.