Managing turnovers

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A friend of mine owns a large textile manufacturing company in Indonesia; more than two years ago he decides to develop an ERP system with a big IT company in Jakarta (let’s call it the Supplier from now on). The cost was US$90k, and was to finish in a year.

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Managers!

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I’m getting busier in both my professional and personal life; this is personal info but… I’m getting married at the end of the year! Luckily, as the business has been running for more than two years now, we have more cash to hire great people; More importantly however, we have

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Built to Last

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Everytime I read books / magazines, I am inspired and motivated. I think that’s what books for anyway. I should’ve written a blog for each book I read, but that wouldnt be appropriate to write in this Ruby on Rails outsourcing blog. I have a personal blog but most posts

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Delegating work

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I’m too busy. My biggest client has taken too much time out of me, and thus I have less and less time and energy to expand this RoR outsourcing business. I used to do all the stuffs, from recruiting, training, project-managing, to refactoring code. See, the problem is that there

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Produktivitas pegawai Indonesia terendah

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Ditulis di Jakarta Post bahwa menurut sebuah survey, produktivitas kerja pegawai di Indonesia paling rendah se-Asia Tenggara. Untuk melakukan pekerjaan yang sama, orang Indonesia rata-rata membutuhkan 8 jam, Thailand 2 jam 45 menit, Malaysia 1 jam, dan Singapura 11 menit! Pegawai Singapura 48x lebih produktif daripada pegawai Indonesia?Jadi sebenarnya pegawai

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Malas bisnis di Indonesia?

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Banyak pengusaha mengeluh, Indonesia sama sekali tidak kondusif untuk usaha (bisnis). Yang pengusaha jadi enggan mengembangkan bisnisnya atau membangun bisnis baru. Yang berpotensi jadi pengusaha malah bikin usaha di luar negeri atau kerja di luar negeri. Akibatnya, jumlah pengangguran yang saat ini lebih dari 40 juta orang itu tidak terserap.

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Waktu adalah uang

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Pada satu waktu kakak saya ingin menukarkan uang rupiahnya dengan dolar Singapur. Dia menyusuri Orchard Road dari ujung ke ujung, bertanya dari satu money changer ke money changer lainnya, membanding-bandingkan harga. Bila ternyata harga money changer yang pertama adalah yang paling murah, dia rela untuk jalan balik ke ujung yang

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