Work Smart and Level Up #2 – About You

You will find this publication most useful if you are at that point in your career where you’re asking yourself “what’s next?”. Usually this means you are 2-3 years into your career in Tech. You have gained enough hard skills, technical know-hows, and confidence to perform your role steadily. You know what you’re doing and…

Life Cheatsheet

I can sum up the past three years of my life into three core themes: The world makes a lot more sense. Gaining a more complete description of reality. I’ve come to understand myself a lot better. Noticing and disarming the unconscious mechanisms preventing me from experiencing and seeing reality as it is. Life is…

How I used The Productivity Triangle to stay productive

Started thinking about this the other day. Thought I’d share this thought in progress. Been resisting the urge to write yet another productivity tips but hey maybe this will resonate with you. I think it’s exactly the same with how to be productive when not working remotely. I’d even argue if you constantly find it…

Should I be a Generalist or Specialist?

Is it better to be a generalist or a specialist? I started thinking about this question after seeing Dave Epstein’s new book, Range, mentioned many times in the past week within the productivity and intellectual corner of Twitterverse. From what I saw, the book is making a case for generalists in this era of specialists.…

Business: described simply

What are first principles of business? Business A system that is built to solve a problem. Solving the problem creates value for the customer. The solution can come in the form of products and/or services. The goal of the system is to be able to produce the solution in a cost efficient and sustainable way.…

5 Parallels Between the Mind and the Body

I have been thinking about “mental metabolism”. We read, hear, listen, think. We eat, we drink, we move. We consume too much, digest too little, and need to exercise more. What is true about feeding your body is almost directly applicable to the idea of feeding your mind. The process of building a healthy body…

Kegagalan

Ikutan workshop storytelling. Day 1: Writing exercise. Topiknya diundi gitu ala arisan. We are supposed to write something, 1–2 paragraphs about the topic. Pemanasan untuk sesi proper esok hari. Gw ambil gulungan kertasnya. Tulisannya “failure”. This is what I returned. Kegagalan. Gw pernah gagal apa ya? Kok ngeblank. Masa gak ingat pernah gagal apa aja?…

Is this it?

What do you want? Do you know how to get there? Do you know what being wealthy means to you? What makes you feel alive? Freedom to and freedom from. Freedom to own your time. Freedom from expectations. Some degree of control and power over your circumstances. Spend an evening with your friends, not worrying…

Confidence

I am part of a community called Introvert Network Asia (Indonesia chapter) and recently was asked to do a talk in one of the get-together. I think this is quite a heck lot of information to deliver and absorb without any text to go back to, so I decided to publish the outline here. When the…