Sunday, October 26, 2014
Bravo Pak Jokowi!
I am pleased to hear your announcement on the Working Cabinet. I could see a better Indonesia in the next five years…
Let’s work together Bros and Sis!
1. Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Tedjo Edhy Purdijatno (former Navy chief of staff 2008-2009/NasDem Party top executive)
2. Coordinating Economic Minister Sofyan Djalil (former state-owned enterprises minister)
3. Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Indroyono Susilo (an executive with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
4. Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Puan Maharani (legislator/PDI-P top executive)
5. Home Minister Tjahjo Kumolo (legislator/PDI-P top executive)
6. Foreign Minister Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi (Indonesian ambassador to the Netherlands)
7. Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu (former Army chief of staff 2002-2004)
8. Law and Human Rights Minister Yasona H. Laoly (legislator/PDI-P politician)
9. Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro (deputy finance minister)
10. Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Sudirman Said (PT Pindad president/former PT Pertamina executive)
11. Industry Minister Saleh Husin (Hanura Party politician)
12. Trade Minister Rahmat Gobel (businessman)
13. Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya (NasDem politician/former civil servant)
14. Agriculture Minister Amran Sulaiman (Hasanuddin University lecturer)
15. Agrarian and Spatial Planning Minister Ferry Musyidan Baldan (NasDem Party politician)
16. Transportation Minister Ignasius Jonan (PT Kereta Api Indonesia president)
17. Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti (owner of airline operator Susi Air)
18. Manpower Minister Hanif Dhakiri (PKB politician)
19. Public Works and Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono (Public Works Ministry top official)
20. Health Minister Nila Moeloek (Indonesian representatives for MDGs)
21. Culture and Elementary and Secondary Education Minister Anies Baswedan (Paramadina University rector).
22. Social Affairs Minister Khofifah Indra Parawansa (former women’s empowerment minister).
23. Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin (current religious affairs minister)
24. Communications and Information Minister Rudiantara (PT Indosat commissioner, former top executives for PT Semen Indonesia, PT PLN, PT XL Axiata)
25. State Secretary Pratikno (Gadjah Mada University rector)
26. Research and Technology and Higher Education Minister M. Nasir (Diponegoro University rector)
27. Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Minister Yohana Susana Yembise (Cendrawasih University lecturer)
28. Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Yuddy Chrisnandi (Hanura Party politician)
29. Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Minister Marwan Jafar (PKB politician)
30. National Development Planning Minister/National Development Planning Board (Bappenas) chief Andrinof Chaniago (University of Indonesia lecturer)
31. State-Owned Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno (former trade minister 2001-2004/former PT Astra International president)
32. Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises Minister AAGN Puspayoga (PDI-P politician)
33. Tourism Minister Arief Yahya (PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia president director)
34. Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi (PKB politician)
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
I am so sure we are now - in
- feel better after the General Elections Commission (KPU) announced the
official final vote tally and named Joko "Jokowi" Widodo
president-elect with a total vote of 70,997,833, or 53.15 percent, on Tuesday evening
Congrats to our new President Joko Widodo and the new Vice President Jusuf Kalla!
Many things we could learn from the presidential election process in
this year. For the first
time ever, we had two candidates in the face-to-face racing for the leader of
the country position. Interesting to know how their national team campaigns
tried to create the brand positioning with their unique selling propositions for
both candidates. Also their marketing efforts…. I really want talk about it
more but maybe later ya when I have more appropriate time to share… Indonesia
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Good morning everybody!
Thank God it’s July 9, 2014! Today is the Presidential election day in Indonesia. Have you decided your candidate?
Btw, please look at today’s Google Doodle at www.google.co.id, then you will find some interesting updated news on the hottest issue in Indonesia today.
Some of them are:
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Dear Pak Stephanus, Pak Selamat and Others,
Again thanks Pak Stephanus for your sharing on your first experience in an international exhibition in
the CommunicAsia & Enterprise IT 2014. Singapore
I took part in an international expo in
in 1996 when I was still in my previous company, exhibiting our products:
gelatin capsules, to our Malaysian pharmaceutical industry players as well as those
from educational institutions. It’s great to talk to them about our products and
to build networking with them. Kuala
Last week our company took part in Indolivestock 2014 exhibition held in Jakarta Convention Center (JCC),
, on June 18-20,
2014. It’s the fourth Indolivestock we participated in the last five years,
since we aggressively “relaunched” one of Kalbe Farma’s hidden potential division - KALBE Animal Health Division - to
our stake holders in 2010. Last year we did not participate when the expo was
held in Bali as the venue was not in livestock industry centers and… the booth was
very expensive too… hehehe. Less participants in the expo in Jakarta Bali…
Exhibition is not just for selling. It could be a show on how strong our commitment to serve our customers as one of their solution providers…
Friday, June 06, 2014
I am now in
for a three-day business visit. Today is my last day here. I would like to
share an interesting moment I had two days ago…..
It was a great business dinner two days ago at a hotel in
Surabaya along with our core marketing team, two representatives
of one of our principals (a Belgian and a Filipino) and four VIPs of our
customer from France
accompanied by their two Indonesian staffs. The program was started with a
business presentation about our new product in a quite serious atmosphere,
followed by dinner in a warm atmosphere. The discussion became more interesting
when I finally I had chance to share my experience visiting Colmar, France, in
1996 on the last day of my one-week advanced marketing training in Basel, Switzerland.
Going to Colmar from Basel
through German territory in the morning and returned to Basel in the afternoon on the same day! I also
talked about my experience traveling to some cities in south of France in 2009, started from cities in Italy ( Milan, Venice, Genova), to some cities in France (Nice, Cannes, St. Tropez, Avignon,
Perpigna) and ended in . Then I
shared my trip in Barcelona,
Spain France in
2012 visiting Paris, Rennes, St. Malo and the wonderful Le Mont
St. Michel. Our discussion became more interesting when I mentioned that the top
leader of our customers’ face was similar to the Russian President Vladimir
Putin and the Mr. Bond: Daniel Craig (Skyfall). He responded by saying that
he's actually similar to a Canadian hockey player. Two other interesting topics
were: the extension of the retirement age in France and the high tax rate in that
How great the business dinner was? From a serious business presentation continued with dinner in a warm atmosphere while talking about traveling, retirement age and tax rate, ending with my closing remarks emphasizing a hope for better collaboration for the benefit of all parties. Our VIP customers were very happy with the “gathering” and their Leader responded my closing remarks by saying his agreement if his company would use our new product as long as it’s for the benefit of all. What a wonderful words!
What a great business dinner…
Monday, May 19, 2014
Congrats Pak for your new gadget! I was at BlackBerry booth around the time you were there, sorry I did not see you as I was there just for a few minutes asking some questions to Blackberry people. My opinion about Z3 is "Two Thumbs!" even though I did not buy the gadget. The combination of Blackberry OS and android is a strength point for Z3. We could find many popular programs under android here. I predict its "value for money" would be well accepted by Indonesian market.
But again, I am a little bit worry about Blackberry's strategy on its product after Z3. I quoted from an article at http://zeenews.india.com/business/gadgets/gadgets-news/blackberry-z3-low-cost-touchscreen-phone-launched-in-jakarta_99364.html:
Later this year, BlackBerry will launch a new, non-touchscreen device dubbed the BlackBerry Classic in partnership with Foxconn. The handset will see a return of the command keys that include `Menu,` `Back,` `Send` and `End` buttons, along with a trackpad. BlackBerry hopes the move will address the concerns of those users who found their new devices hard to navigate.
To me, that would be a disaster for Blackberry to come back in a touchscreen-dominated market with its old features...
Saturday, May 17, 2014
It’s really wonderful to receive birthday greetings from some members of Sales-MarketingGroup: Bp/Ibu Fajar, Henry, Alwyn, Harianto, Debbie, Stephanus, Chandra, Rensyana, Prasen, Selamat, Dewo, Sofian, Stephen, Iron, Budi, Ashish, Peggy, Febi, and Suwandi. I do hope no one left…
May the blessings with you all too... Thanks a lot Pak Selamat for the cake!
May the blessings with you all too... Thanks a lot Pak Selamat for the cake!
Enjoy a wonderful happy weekend!