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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Same Job, Different Mindset

After today’s office hours, I headed to Setiabudi area to have a dinner with a consulting leader (not from my firm) who happen to be my mentor since years ago. It’s always a pleasure to have this kind of moment with top leaders as I always learn something new from their stories, thoughts, and vision. …

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Sejenak Menilik Masa Lalu: Ada yang Rapuh, Ada yang Tangguh

‘Never let your past defines your future’ – sepotong nasihat yang kuterima ketika lunch meeting bersama seorang teman yang baru saja promosi jadi manager di sebuah consultancy firm. Potongan nasihat itu mengena. Dan beberapa waktu belakangan, beberapa orang di sekitarku cukup punya concern soal masa lalu mereka – juga bagaimana mereka berusaha terus melangkah maju. …

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Catatan Singkat: Mengapa Ada yang Humble, Ada yang Tidak?

Sepulang kerja, aku duduk dan ngopi sejenak bersama seorang rekan di lounge kantor. Sesaat dalam obrolan, aku kemudian mengajukan pertanyaan padanya, ‘Mengapa ada orang yang tampaknya luar biasa, tapi humble-nya minta ampun. Tapi ada beberapa orang lainnya yang biasa saja, tapi berusaha menampilkan diri setinggi-tingginya?’ Rasanya pertanyaanku cukup tepat sasaran. Rekan yang duduk di depanku …

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