Merawat benih investasi, akankah tumbuh dan berkembang (Part 2)?

Enam bulan berlalu sejak Part 1, sesuai janji saya, secara berkala saya akan berbagi bagaimana perkembangan benih-benih investasi yang akhir tahun lalu disemaikan. Selain itu saya juga akan berbagi tentang pembelajaran apa saja yang saya petik selama enam bulan ini. Semoga Anda yang kebetulan membaca catatan sederhana ini mendapatkan manfaatnya. Baiklah, sebelum berbagi tentang kemajuan …

Merawat benih investasi, akankah tumbuh dan berkembang (Part 1)?

"Pak, investasi di Saham, gak?" Gita bertanya secara tiba-tiba lewat Whatsapp message. Gita adalah rekan kerja di kantor. "Enggak Git, but I'd love to learn about it", jawabku Percakapan singkat ini merupakan langkah pertamaku menapaki perjalanan investasi di akhir tahun lalu. Beberapa bulan berselang dan tentu saja masih terlalu dini untuk menilai keberhasilannya. Namun yang …

Why do we steal?

There is a saying in Bahasa Indonesia, "Kejahatan akan terjadi jika ada kesempatan dan ada keinginan", a crime will occur if there is an opportunity and a will to commit the crime". Two main factors contributing to committing crimes are boiled down to these two aspects; opportunity and willingness.  What about corrupt behaviours? Is it …

I thought my project is performing well

After working for almost twenty years in development projects, I now realise project implementers have very often misunderstood the success of their projects. Unfortunately, in a donor-grant implementer or client-subcontractor relationship, everyone seems to be more interested to see if their plans are successful in achieving the intended objectives, hoping that the funding would continue …

Pagpag

"Pagpag - leftover food from fast-food restaurants scavenged from garbage sites and dumps.[1] The word in the Filipino language literally means to "shake off", and refers to the act of shaking the dirt off of the edible portion of the leftovers. The act of eating pagpag arose from the practical challenges of hunger that resulted from extreme …