Saturday, January 24, 2009

We all are entrepreneur

Do you know that business and any term of its synonyms are something that is naturally attached to any of us?

I know, I’m lack of experience and reading; astonished by Hermawan Kertajaya’s presentation but don’t know beans about his concepts; my only commercial activity is being a weekly laboratory teaching assistant and doing occasional low-impact paid blogpost; economics is not my major, but whose mistakes then if I’m interested in those kinds of entrepreneurship?

It was started years ago when two of my classmates said that they want to build a business company, not in Indonesia, but in some other country like Singapore. The only thing lies beneath my mind at that time is: wow, they must have a kind of business instinct inside their genes.

About two years later, I was surprised again. There was an audience attended by students and council of my university talking about the efficacy of the new teaching method i.e. Problem-Based Learning. One of the panelists asked us who wants to be an entrepreneur, and I was surprised that one of my schoolmates raised his hands. I straightly sent him a we-will-be-dentists-how-come-we-do-such-that-kind-of-thing stare but he quickly responded, “Sure, we ‘sell’ our practice.”

That’s the time when I started to reveal that no matter what our background is, we have to be an entrepreneur. There are many reasonable advantages related to it e.g. financial freedom, time flexibility, and independence to compile our ideals. Challenging experience in organizing with considerable initiative and risk will eventually improve someone’s character. Now I confidently enlist ‘entrepreneur’ as one of my within-10-years targets.

This article is surely too short, even to give a glimpse view about starting an entrepreneurship idea. I believe that you all have already experienced moments triggering your own ‘eureka!’ in entrepreneurship and I will be very delighted to hear your story.

· * This article was composed in a high appreciation toward my mates who have been maintaining their sustainable business

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Hybrid Cars on a Vision

The hybrid cars may be the most admired unconventional auto, run on a arrangement of one battery-powered engine and one petrol-fuelled engine.

The increasing gas and diesel prices and the consideration of energy crisis might be the strongest blessing in disguise toward the development of hybrid cars. Needless to say, these hybrid “stuff” have a lucid economy benefit.

People nowadays become more aware about hybrid cars for its multiengine system. When a hybrid car is being driven on the freeway, the petrol engine takes control. The petrol engine shuts off when the car is stuck in a traffic jam or a stop light and the battery engine takes over respectively. This system allows the car to save it self from spiteful emissions while stopping. Even the heat from the car resulted from braking helps the batteries recharge. This system makes the hybrid car sustain the power and efficiency of a standard, still it keeps environment cleaner.

However, as the development goes on, hybrid cars produced by companies tend to exist in specific performance and purpose. Now we can freely find kinds of on the latest, hottest, greenest and fastest new hybrid cars, with their specificity, reviews, and also comparing price quotes from dealers in this hybrid cars planet.