Trip to Dieng Plateau

Last August there was the 5th Dieng Culture Festival, held in the beautiful highlands of Dieng Plateau in Central Java. It is located in Wonosobo, a small city in Central Java, around 8-hours away from Jakarta. There you could watch several art and cultural performances, while enjoying the beautiful highland view.

Telaga Warna, Dieng Plateau

The easiest way to go to Dieng is taking flight or train to Semarang or Jogjakarta, and then get public bus to Wonosobo (~3 hours) and transfer to small bus to Dieng (~1 hour). However, my group chose to rent a bus from Jakarta to Wonosobo. It took almost 10 hours due to traffic problems along the way to get there (normally it takes ~ 8 hours).

Dieng is 8 hours away from Jakarta by bus.

Kesalahan Logika

Kesalahan logika, atau yang sering disebut juga logical fallacy, merupakan cacat atau sesat penalaran, yang tidak hanya sering (secara tak sengaja) digunakan oleh orang-orang yang kemampuan penalarannya terbatas, tetapi juga sering (secara sengaja) digunakan oleh orang-orang tertentu, termasuk media, untuk mempengaruhi orang lain. Berikut ini beberapa contoh logical fallacy yang mungkin tidak asing bagi kita. Semoga kita tidak terjebak propaganda, atau malah melakukan kesalahan penalaran, baik sengaja maupun tidak sengaja.

thou shalt not commit logical fallacies – © yourlogicalfallacyis.com

strawman
Melebih-lebihkan, menyalahartikan atau bahkan memalsukan argumen seseorang, demi membuat argumen Anda yang menyerangnya terdengar lebih masuk akal.

Contoh: Jocovic berargumen bahwa berdasarkan pengamatannya di lapangan, nelayan dan petani tidak senang dengan koperasi karena yang mendapatkan modal hanya pengurusnya saja, sehingga hal ini perlu diperbaiki. Mendengar hal tersebut, lawan politik Jocovic menyatakan bahwa Jocovic menolak koperasi; koperasi tidak diperlukan di desa.

Dilbert 2010-05-30

Business Model for Companies & Personal Life

A business model describes the rationale of how an organization creates, delivers, and captures value. In general, there are four main areas of business: customers, offers, infrastructure, and financial viability.

Customers, Offers, Infrastructure, Finance

Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur, authors of "Business Model Generation", described business model components very well into nine building blocks:
  1. Customer Segments
    - For whom are we creating value?
    - Who are our most important customers?
    - Mass, niche, segmented, diversified, or multi-sided markets?
  2. Value Propositions
    - What value do we deliver to the customer?
    - Which one of our customer’s problems are we helping to solve?
    - What bundles of products and services are we offering to each segment?
  3. Channels
    - Through which channels do our customers want to be reached?
    - How are we reaching them now?
    - How are we integrating them with consumer decision journey?
  4. Customer Relationships
    - What type of relationship does each of our customer expect us to establish and maintain with them?
    - How costly are they?