Author: glaksmono

The Bank of the Poor

What is the first thing in your mind about a bank that is lending money without collateral? The story of the Grameen Bank is inspiring for many because it brought many people out of poverty through micro-credit and made us re-think how the banking should work for the bottom of the pyramid. Muhammad Yunus, the […]

Dare to Dream, Despite of All Odds

A story about racial injustice. A story about perseverance. A story about a family who dare to dream, despite of all the odds against them. The book describes in detail what a life looks like under racial injustice, violence, and threats. It gives different perspective on how people under different circumstances operates and live. A […]

Brutally Honest Culture for Innovation

Company culture is something that we, as founders, talk on its importance. But how many times we intentionally build, think, and find ways to cultivate them. In this book, Reed Hasting and Erin Meyer shared many insights from the study of their own cultures at Netflix. There are also many commentary from Netflix employees describing […]

The Art of War

I recently re-read some of the interesting quotes of Sun Tzu in the Art of War, and I would like to share some of them that are my favorites: If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, […]

Hello World

Welcome to my personal blog, the place where I will be sharing about interesting things in the world of technology in Southeast Asia (and beyond). I’m still learning about many things, but I hope that my posts would be fun and interesting. When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are […]