Kadang Bukan Soal Cepat-Lambat, Waktu Kadang Memang Belum Tepat

“A bit late for you to start this” - “Kamu agak terlambat, tapi ga apa-apa” adalah 2 kalimat yang saya terima dari 2 orang yang cukup saya hormati. Sempat saya pikirkan kalimat ini beberapa waktu, yang kadang justru bikin saya gelisah dan berpikir untuk ‘harus ngapain lagi’ supaya mempercepat yang menurut mereka saya terlambat. Mungkin …

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Boxes of Thinking: What Possibly Fails Creativity and Innovation

On Sunday (Oct 27th, 2019) I attended a pre-establishment session of the Nusantara Innovation Forum (NIF) chapter Indonesia. Although the name is using ‘Nusantara’, NIF is centered in London, the United Kingdom, and was established originally around 2017. I was actually in the UK in 2017, but heard about NIF from one of its advisor, …

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Remember ‘Green-Washing’? These Days ‘Well-Washing’ Might Arise for Mental Health in Workplaces Issue

Thursday, October 10th was commemorated as the World Mental Health Day (read more HERE). Glad that many in my networks were actually aware on this as shown by their posts; including what activities they did in their offices to commemorate that day. “Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide” – that’s the title …

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Overcoming Mental Health Problem: It’s Okay to Ask for Help – but How?

Last Sunday reconnected with a friend. Over a bowl of salad in a cafe, she started to share her experiences in overcoming a mental health problem past few weeks. I found that her story was pretty much like what I’ve experienced earlier this year: loneliness, thoughts of being such a failure, and nihilism. I wouldn’t …

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The Paradox of Planning / Uncertainty Survival Skills

Title sounds cool, eh? It’s actually simple: make a plan if you can, have a growth mindset toward uncertainty, improvise effectively when things didn’t work as planned. LOL. I was once received a feedback from someone because I rarely planned things in detail. My excuse was usually to give rooms for improvisation / impromptu ideas …

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No, Not Again! – and Things We Could Get from the Past

I met some of my best friends last night. We played bowling, had dinner, and continued with some beers and talks. By talks, obviously I address to the discussion about what we did together in certain period of time – in the past. Interestingly, a friend of mine quoted such nice words: “the past is …

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The 3 F-words I Need to Work On This Year

It’s been almost 2 months since we started to live in the year of 2019. I personally feel that time moves faster than I ever experienced before. I remember in earlier this year, I questioned myself on what am I going to do this year. I heard some nice what-so-called resolutions or aspirations from friends …

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A Short Note: Learning in Difficult Situations

Can we undo what we’ve done in the past? An obvious answer: no. Yet we can do something else for now and in the future. We made mistakes – or maybe because only we put them into several contexts, they became mistakes. And obviously we only could take some learning points from those. The question …

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A Short Note: We Always Can Choose – and Have to Choose …

It’s a classic topic. Yet I think will always be relevant if we believe that life is a chain of decisions on what we chose to think, to see, to feel, and to do. Although sometimes it seems like we don’t have any choice – it’s still actually a choice: whether to accept ‘that only …

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