Java Jazz Festival by Jerzy Pawleta

Indonesia is a vast country lying on the equator, and for most of the Poles it associated itself with Balinese dancers, dragons of Komodo, the brilliant temple of Borobudur, white beaches, underwater coral paradise, spicy food and many other attractions. How many people associate Indonesia with jazz? I think only a few of you might raise your hand. Here, in Jakarta, the capital city […]

Indonesia’s supply side narrative: A conundrum or an imperative

Writer :Gita Wiryawan – foprmer trade Minister/Business men Publisher :The Jakarta Post Updated :9.07.2014 00:00 The Jakarta Post Around 60 million cell phone and smartphones, most produced in China under the various global brands, were imported into Indonesia last year. On an average of US$200 per unit, $12 billion worth of cell phone and smartphone imports might seem little compared to Indonesia‘s total […]

Joop Ave

Writer :Rio Helmi Publisher :Obituary Updated :8.02.2014 00:00 Obituary Though many obituaries have been, and undoubtedly will be, published about Pak Joop Ave, whose career spanned two major political eras of modern Indonesian history and whose contributions to Indonesia were huge, by people far more competent than myself, I feel compelled to pen just a few words about this extraordinary man.  The list of […]

Bubi Chen

Writer :Jurnalist Publisher :Waspada co. id Updated :8.02.2014 00:00 Waspada co. id Sosok legenda dan maestro jazz Indonesia, Bubi Chen, begitu melekat dalam diri Peter F Gontha. Kepergiannya menjelang Java Jazz Indonesia 2012 membawa duka mendalam bagi Peter. Berikut petikan wawancara: Waspada Online dengan musisi dan pengusaha nasional, Peter F Gontha. Kapan pertama kali Anda kenalan dengan Bubi Chen? Pertama ketemu Bubi Chen tahun […]

Sekilas Tentang Perjalanan Hidupku

Writer :Me – Business Proffesional Publisher Updated :2.02.2013 00:00 Sekilas Tentang Perjalanan Hidupku Peter Frans Gontha Nusa Dua, Bali , 9 Mei 2011.   Pengantar Mengawali tulisan tentang diri dan kisah singkat perjalanan hidup saya, termasuk episode interaksi saya dengan Amerika, akan saya awali dengan sekilas gambaran situasi Negara kita di akhir tahun 60-an, masa dimana saya mengawali pengembaraan hidup untuk memulai menata […]

Vote Wisely

Writer : 
Political Joke Updated :4.04.2012 00:00 Political Joke 
Heaven and Hell While walking down the street one day a Corrupt Senator(that may be redundant) was tragically hit by a car and died. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. “Welcome to heaven,” says St.. Peter. “Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We […]

Against Bailing out AIG and Why? The Birk Economic Recovery Plan One should be against the $85,000,000, 000.00 bailout of AIG. Instead, one should be in favor of giving $85,000,000, 000 to America in a “We Deserve It Dividend. To make the math simple, let’s assume there are 200,000,000 bonafide U.S. Citizens 18+. The U.S. population is about 301,000,000 +/- counting every man, woman and child. So 200,000,000 might […]

Sukses dan Arogansi (Success Breeds Arrogance)

Writer: Antoni Dio Martin (edited by) received from a Friend. Publisher: – Terjemahan dalam bahasa Indonesia untuk dibaca, ditekuni & didalami Updated: 3.06.2008 00:00 terjemahan dalam bahasa Indonesia untuk dibaca-ditekuni didalami Sukses & Arogansi

 “Success can lead to
arrogance. When we are arrogant, we quit listening. When we quit listening,
we stop changing. In today’s rapidly moving world, if we quit changing, we
will ultimately […]

Waktunya Kita Maju Kedepan

Pada waktu seorang Presiden berbicara didepan DPR and menyampaikan Pidato kenegaraan, biasanya mereka memberikan wejangan mengenai tantangan yang kita hadapi dan kesempatan yang kita miliki. Tetapi sekarang waktunya dan masanya telah berbeda. Dari semua tugas, tanggung jawab dan permasalahan yang kita hadapi, biasanya kita diminta untuk berfokus, bersatu dan mengambil tindakan bersama untuk menjalankan roda perekonomian kita. Telah terlalu lama, sesudah 62 tahun, sejak […]

Warren Buffet

There was a one-hour interview on CNBC with Warren Buffet, the second richest man who has donated $31 billion to charity. Here are some very interesting aspects of his life: He bought his first share at age 11 and he now regrets that he started too late! He bought a small farm at age 14 with savings from delivering newspapers. He still lives in […]