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September 29, 2008

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If you want to sustain excellence over a long time, you’d better come up with a system that works well. Anyone can sprint for a little while, but you can’t sprint for forty years.

Michael Dell;From the books Direct From Dell(p.xxvi)

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Quote of the day September 4, 2008

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“The only thing that certain in this world, is the uncertainty itself..”

Albert Einstein

Steve Jobs Commencement address on Stanford University May 4, 2008

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Steve Jobs, Apple CEO and Pixar give his speech in Stanford University on June 12, 2005. Steve Jobs speak about his personal life, how he create apple from zero until now. For me, this is inspiring story, and I hope its inspiring others.

Translation in Bahasa Indonesia available in amarska.multiply.com

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

Thank you. I’m honored to be with you today for your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. Truth be told, I never graduated from college and this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation.

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March 2, 2008

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‘No matter what our achievements might be, we think well of ourselves only in rare moments. We need people to bear witness against our inner judge, who keeps book on our shortcomings and transgressions. We need people to convince us that we are not as bad as we think we are.’

– Eric Hoffer-

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February 17, 2008

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Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.

-Eleanor Roosevelt-

Indonesia, jangan menjadi besar February 17, 2008

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Waktu browsing di kaskus, ada yang posting ini:

INDONESIA adalah bangsa besar.Tanda kebesarannya antara lain lapang
jiwanya, sangat suka mengalah, tidak lapar kemenangan dan keunggulan
atas bangsa lain, serta tidak tega melihat masyarakat lain kalah tingkat
kegembiraannya dibanding dirinya.

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February 12, 2008

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… dalam permainan catur, demikian petuah seorang tua menurut seorang pengarang buku sejarah filsafat Cina, “tak ada jalan yang pasti untuk menang, tapi ada jalan yang pasti untuk tidak kalah”. Bagaimanakah jalan yang pasti tak akan kalah itu? Jawabnya, “jangan bermain catur”.

reference: Catatan Pinggir