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If You Think Work-Life Balance Is Bad Here, Be Grateful You’re Not in Indonesia

By | Jul 29, 2014 at 9:30 am

For employees in Indonesia, the #1 problem is feeling underappreciated, says Happy5 cofounder Doni Priliandi. “The management style is really top down. They don’t give a shit about the happiness of the employee. ‘If you perform, I’ll give you a bonus; if you do…

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Indonesian CEO: “Basically, We Stole the Threadless Business Model”

By | Apr 14, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Aria Rajasa doesn’t mind when his startup is called a clone. In fact, he feels good – it makes the business easier to understand, keeps his team motivated to be as good as the original, and provides benchmarks for progress. So I shouldn’t have…

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How One Female Founder Built a Grassroots Community in Indonesia

By | Apr 12, 2012 at 11:30 am

I have to confess, my interview with Aulia Halimatussadiah – also known as Ollie – was one of my favorite in Asia. After talking for almost an hour about her startup, NulisBuku, she called over a barista to take our picture, chatted about her…