50 Books Have Been Read in 2017

Setelah selesai membaca 49 buku di tahun 2015 dan 45 buku di tahun 2016, nah tahun ini saya berhasil selesai membaca 50 buku. 15 buku diantaranya buku berbahasa Jepang.

Berikut daftar 50 buku yang telah selesai saya baca di tahun 2017 ini:

  1. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  2. The Aspirational Investor by Ashvin B. Chhabra
  3. Enchantment by Guy Kawasaki
  4. God’s Story Your Story by Max Lucado
  5. The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
  6. Born for This by Chris Guillebeau
  7. Living with Purpose by Dr. Myles Munroe
  8. Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
  9. My Warren Buffett Bible by Robert L. Bloch
  10. The Lexus and The Olive Tree by Thomas L. Friedman
  11. How to Worry Less about Money by John Armstrong
  12. The Return of George Washington by Edward J. Larson
  13. The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach
  14. Napoleon Hill is on The Air
  15. Go Rin No Sho by Miyamoto Musashi (Japanese)
  16. They Were Christian by Cristobal Krusen
  17. Bushido: The Soul of Japan by Nitobe Inazo (Japanese)
  18. Unlocking the Bible by David Pawson
  19. Bible NKJV
  20. Warren Buffett Ground Rules by Jeremy C. Miller
  21. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
  22. The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
  23. Secrets of The Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
  24. The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau
  25. How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt, and Live Prosperously by Jerrold Mundis
  26. The Lost History of Christianity by Phillip Jenkins
  27. Nihon Marugoto by Abe Naobumi & Michael Braser (Japanese)
  28. Mengenal Moster Pribadi by Dr. Julianto Simanjuntak
  29. Has Christianity Failed You by Ravi Zacharias
  30. On Calvary’s Hill by Max Lucado
  31. Be All You Can Be by John C. Maxwell
  32. Mendidik Anak Tangguh Menuai Keluarga Utuh by Dr. Julianto Simanjuntak
  33. The List by Yuval Abramovitz
  34. The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey
  35. Kanarazu Kueru 1% No Hito Ni Naru by Fujihara Kazuhiro (Japanese)
  36. Speedo Shigotojutsu by Nendo Ooki (Japanese)
  37. 40 Ju Dai Kara No Seikou Tetsugaku by Aoki Satoshi (Japanese)
  38. Work Life Balance by Yoshie Komuro (Japanese)
  39. Okane No Tetsugaku by Kazumasa Tomita (Japanese)
  40. Dekiru Hito No Jinsei No Ru-ru by Richard Templar (Japanese)
  41. Yudaya-shiki WHY Shikou-hou by Kani Ishizumi (Japanese)
  42. Work Shift by Lynda Gratton (Japanese)
  43. How to Work with Angels in Your Life by Kevin Basconi
  44. Prevail by Cindy Trimm
  45. High Output Management by Andrew S. Groove (Japanese)
  46. Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  47. The One Minute Millionaire by Mark Victor Hansen & Robert G. Allen
  48. Ichi Nichi 500 Yen No Chisa Na Shunkan by Mitsuaki Yokoyama (Japanese)
  49. Hajimete No Hito No Tame No 3000 Yen Tohyou Seikatsu by Yokoyama Mitsuaki (Japanese)
  50. The Zero Marginal Cost Society by Jeremy Rifkin (Japanese)

Rencana saya di tahun 2018 ingin bisa selesai membaca 50 buku berbahasa Jepang.

Berapa buku yang telah bisa kita baca tahun ini?

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Upgrade Night Activity – Continued

Malam ini untuk yang ketiga kalinya kami melakukan aktifitas kerja malam untuk sebuah pekerjaan upgrade di salah satu Telco Operator.

Pengalaman menarik yang saya dapat pada malam pertama adalah ketika kami mendapatkan problem. Saya mengkontak teman-teman di seluruh dunia yang masih online sekitar jam 01.00AM.

Ada yang di Bali, Singapore, Mexico, Arab, dan USA. Kebetulan kami memiliki WhatsApp Group untuk silaturahmi koneksi pekerjaan kami (OSSID). Nah teman-teman di WAG OSSID inilah yang membantu untuk mensolve masalah yang kami hadapi. Thanks, friends! 🙂

Saya cukup bersyukur dan puas di era Digital Ae ini, yang membantu mensolve problem dalam prkerjaan saya via kolaborasi dengan teman-teman di seluruh dunia lewat Net.

Bagaimana Digital Age mempengaruhi cara bekerja kita?

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Upgrade Night Activity

Setelah beberapa tahun, malam ini saya hadir menemani team dalam aktifitas upgrade software untuk Core Network di salah satu Telco Operator di Indonesia.

Cukup fun dan exciting bekerja bersama team di ruang server yang super dingin ditambah kehadiran seorang expert dari negara Ireland.

Saya teringat masa-masa lajang saya dalam dunia Telco dimana saya banyak sekali melakukan night aktifitas di seluruh Indonesia bahkan di beberapa negara di dunia seperti Thailand, Brazil, Argentina, dan USA.

I hope and pray that our upgrade will be succedded.

Bagaimana kenangan masa lajang membuat kita kembali excited?

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To love consistenly

Rajiv Rohan dalam daily blognya (A Learning a Day) yang berjudul “Predictable ways”, menyatakan sebuah quote: “Awesome people are awesome in very predictable way”.

Jadi menurut saya, untuk menjadi seorang yang luar biasa, kita bisa memulai demgan melakukan hal-hal yang trivial dengan konsisten. Seperti, mencintai, berarti kita harus mencintai pasangan kita lagi, walaupun ada hal yg tidak cocok, dan lagi, walaupun kadang menyebalkan, dan lagi, kadang mengecewakan, dan seterusnya. Karena mencintai berarti memberikan kebahagian kepada orang lain (misalnya pasangan kita) dengan cara berulang-ulang tanpa bosan dan lelah. Karena mencintai bukan tentang diri kita sendiri tetapi tentang orang yang kita cintai.

Begitu juga quote fantastic Tolstoy yang menyebutkan: “All happy families are alike, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way”.

Begitu juga dalam buku “The Road Less Traveled” disebutkan tentang bagaimana kita saling memprioritaskan satu sama lain, dan saling committing dan recommitting, dan saling memberikan perhation yang cukup kepada masing-masing.

Begitulah sedikit ulasan tentang hal-hal yang bisa membuat kita seorang yang luar biasa dengan melakukan hal-hal yang predictable.

Bagaimana cara kita menjadi seorang yang luar biasa secara predictable?

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Banjamin Franklin

Alasan saya menulis tentang Benjamin Franklin dalam blog saya kali ini karena setelah menbaca cukup banyak buku-buku, ada beberapa penulis terkenal merekomendasikan untuk membaca biography dari Benjamin Franklin.

Nah, saya menuruti anjuran dari para penulis terkenal tersebut. Dimulai dari menyelesaikan buku “The Life of Benjamin Franklin” karya Samuel Griswold dan sekarang saya sedang membaca buku “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin” (Dover Thrift Edition) yang merupakan karya Benjamin Franklin sendiri.

Berikut sekilas summary tentang sosok Benjamin Franklin:

Lahir di Boston, Massachusetts pada tanggal 17 January 1706 dan wafat di Philadelphia, Pennsylvania pada tanggal 17 April 1790 dalam usia 84 tahun.

Seorang renowned polymath, leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, Freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesmen, dan diplomat.

Sebagai scientist, beliau adalah seorang figur besar dalam era American Enlightment dan sejarah dari fisika, untuk penemuan dan teorinya tentang listrik.

Sebagai inventor, beliau dikenal sebagai penemu lightning rod, bifocals, dan Franklin stove.

Benjamin Franklin mem-fasilitasi banyak organisasi civic termasuk Philadelphia fire department dan Philadelphia university.

Ternyata Benjamin Franklin adalah seorang calon independent dalam kiprah politiknya di Amerika Serikat.

Istri beliau bernama Deborah Red dan mereka memiliki tiga orang anak bernama: William, Francis, dan Sarah.

Dalam buku autobiograophy-nya, Benjamin Franklin menyebutkan ada 13 virtues, yaitu:

  1. Temperance: Eat not to dullness, drink not to elevation.
  2. Silence:  Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.
  3. Order: Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
  4. Resolution: Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
  5. Frugality: Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e. wasting nothing
  6. Industry: Loose no time; be always employ’d in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.
  7. Sincerity: Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.
  8.  Justice: Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
  9. Moderation: Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.
  10. Cleanliness: Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloths, or habitation.
  11. Tranquility: Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.
  12. Chastity: Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation.
  13. Humility: Imitate Jesus and Socrates.Apa yang menjadi nilai-nilai luhur (virtues) kita?

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My 2015 Annual Review: Lessons What Went Well and What Needs Improvement

Chris Guillebeau on his blog “The Art of Non-Conformity” every end of year will write his Annual Review.

Follow good things Chris has done, every year I set aside a long block of time, typically the better part of the week, to look back at the year that’s ending and look ahead to the next.

And so we begin the 2015 Annual Review

I try to live an active life and pursue a lot of different challenges and adventures. Pretty much every time I begin the review, I think, “What a crazy year it’s been!” J

In year 2015, I set with a big optimistic mental note, even tough there was still a noisy sound in my head that said I was worry to face the year.

While I was sitting down in a bus commuting from home to my office writing this notes, I want to share that I am feeling super excited. I am thinking of all the good things happened in my life with all the achievements. As usual, negative noise in my head also came, saying that I wasn’t really fulfilled my target achievement this year.

What Went Well in 2015

This year, I managed to finished my first Full Marathon by conquering the super hot The Jakarta Marathon 2015. Even tough I passed the cut off time by 38 minutes, luckily Iwas still registered as the Full Marathon finisher at the official web site of the race.

I also managed to complete reading 49 books in one year. I was following Seth Godin advise that “if you read book 20 minutes per day, every day without skipping a day, you can finished 52 books in a year.” And I have proofing that this advise to be true.

On 28 February 2015, while treated as a newbie in running community, EID Runners, an official running community in EID, which just founded in 30 May 2014, has managed to held a fun run race event sponsored by Pocari Sweat.

One year after its establishments, EID Runners members reached 130+ hence treated as the biggest sport community in EID.

On 29 October 2015, again, EID Runners, as the newly established sports community in EID, obtained an honor from EID Sports Competition 2015 committee to held men and women estafet running race.

What Needs Improvement in 2015

While participating for a Full Marathon race, I need to finish before the cut off time hence I can be treated as an official Full Marathon finisher.

On reading books, I need to make summary and review of the book I just finished reading.

For EID Runners, with big members (130+), we hope most of our members will spare his/her time to be active in participating EID Runners events.

Thank you All for the big achievement in 2015 and lets plan more success in 2016.

What is our 2015 review?

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