Asal dapur ngebul*

Indonesian saying. “As long as the kitchen is smoking.” Um… “As long as there’s smoke from the kitchen (fireplace).” ? “As long as the hearth is burning.” … which is a way of saying, among other things, the important thing…

Ben Horowitz – The Hard Thing About Hard Things

This is a great cut-the-crap book about management and building a company. It’s most relevant to the the tech world, but there are plenty of gems here that are relevant to anyone – he’s especially good on shaping your culture…

As powerful as a smile

Real marketing is built into what you do and why you do it. It’s part of your story, something that you do organically when your business is aligned with your mission and values. Kept promises, free returns, obsession with the…

Expectations: tell us what you do

We’re staying at a simple hotel in North Sulawesi. The setting is idyllic. Our hosts are unfailingly pleasant and helpful. Good food is served three times a day, at regular times… plus or minus an hour. Our room is cleaned……